The Script

Here you can see the fusion between the documentary dialogue and the dream narrative.

Scene 1: “I want to wait”

The scene opens with a shot of three drunken stragglers wandering down a city street late at night. The camera pans from the stragglers to a window. The shot changes to the inside of a small teenage/young adult’s bedroom that is dark and sultry, with lighting coming from colored lights. The camera pans down from an inside view of the window, and on to a bed. We see the back of the guy character lying on his bed, and the girl’s character’s leg just behind him, bent at the knee. He begins to run his hand up her leg. The camera cuts in to a close-up of the guy’s hand snaking its way up her thigh. The girl’s hand enters the frame and stops him.

The next shot is of the back of the guy’s head. The girl’s hand enters the frame and begins to caress the back of his head. Next, in an above shot, we see the two of them on the bed. Her hand slides its way down from the back of his head. He lays down and she lays on his chest. He kisses her on top of the head and they fall asleep. A CU of the girl’s face reveals that her eyes are moving and that she is dreaming.

Scene 2: “Enter the dream world”

The girl main character finds her self at the bottom of a staircase. Around her neck is a 35mm camera. Music that is jumbled and electronic-sounding floats in the distance of the scene. She climbs the stairs and stops at a landing that has five different colored doors. She looks around and chooses a white door.

*Dream Symbolism Note: To dream about a camera means that you feel the need to remember something. The camera represents her desire to listen to the dialogue of people’s experiences, see the accompanying visual and take a photograph to remember it.

Dream world Notes: In the dream world, music is always playing. Also, every time she enters a door, a shot is shown of it from the outside as it clicks shut, with a selected drawing that is projected on it.

Scene 3: “The white room”

The girl finds herself in a room that has nothing but a mattress on the floor. The room is and the bed are white. Daisies cover the bed. She begins to hear a dialogue being spoken.

Young girl: He takes me out to dinner, like wine and dines, like you know, maybe over 21 wining and dining me and um, we go home, and we’re like yeah, let’s have sex. Well, we don’t exactly say that, we’re like yeah, let’s make love. Make love. It’s like, I don’t know, it will probably be magical for me.

As the dialogue plays, she sees a couple enter the door. A guy and a girl, who are obviously giddy and tipsy, come into the room. The main character is not able to be seen by them. The guy lays the girl down on the bed and happily they begin making love. The main character stares at them, then lays down next to them, to try and immerse herself in the experience more. As the girl orgasms, the main character is blinded by a bright light that hurts her eyes. She exists the room, stops to take a photograph, and picks up an acorn that is left by the door.

Dream Symbolism Note: Daisies in dreams mean purity/virginity. Acorns mean to acquire knowledge.

Scene 4: “The red room”

The girl returns to the doors and chooses a red one. She enters a room that looks exactly the same as the white room, but it is red. She walks in on a girl and a guy having rough sex; the girl is reading a magazine and the dialogue plays:

Young girl: It wasn’t that great at all. I was just really confused afterwards because sex was supposed to be this big ordeal for everybody. Like I said, I just looked at him and was like that’s it? That’s sex?

The main character looks at them. The girl throws an acorn at her, and she takes a picture and leaves.

Scene 5: “The purple room”

The girl returns to the doors and chooses a purple one. She enters a room that looks exactly like the red one, but it is purple. Two women sit on a bed, nervously, next to each other. One woman reaches over and starts kissing the other. Dialogue begins to play.

Young girl: My first sexual experience was awkward, but I think everyone’s is.

She stares at the girls who stop kissing, smile at her and hand her an acorn. She takes a picture of them and leaves.

Scene 6: “The green room”

The girl returns to the doors and chooses a green one. She enters a room that looks exactly like the purple one, only it is green. Two people wearing old people masks are ackwardly having sex on the mattress. She looks at them and dialogue begins to play.

Interviewer: Are you a virgin?
Old Woman: I don’t think so (laughs)
Old Man: What a question! (laughs)
Old Woman: (laughing) Not with four children!

As the last line of dialogue finishes, the old man character lifts the covers to reveal four doll babies between the old woman’s legs. He begins to throw them at the main character. The girl quickly snaps a picture and the old woman hands her an acorn on the way out, patting her hand.

Scene 7: “The red room 2”

The girl returns to the doors and chooses another red one. She enters it and it looks exactly like the previous red room, but with different occupants. A guy is having sex with a girl who has a red satin sheet over her. Her legs are sticking out from underneath it – one is bare, one has fishnets on. Dialogue starts.

Young man: It’s a long story to explain how I lost my virginity; it wasn’t like I was just seeing some girl and we decided to “go all the way,” but um, it wasn’t a hooker either. It’s in between there.

The main character tries to rip the sheet from the girl to reveal her, but the girl clutches on to it. She sneaks her hand out and offers the main character an acorn. The main character takes it and confused, snaps a picture and leaves.

Scene 8: “The yellow room”

The girl returns to the doors and chooses another one. She enters it and it looks exactly like all the other rooms, except its yellow. She finds a girl lying in with a warrior costume on made out of paper bags, the kind you make when you are younger. She is lying there, legs spread, staring at the ceiling. Dialogue starts.

Young girl: For me, I decided to have sex because I really cared about the person that I wanted to be with, and I thought I was ready. I mean, I knew I was ready.

She takes a picture of the girl and reaches down next to her to get an acorn and leaves.

Scene 9: “The dark purple room”

The girl returns to the doors and chooses another one. She enters it and it looks exactly like the other rooms, except its dark purple. On the bed, she finds a girl in a ripped up concert t-shirt and wild hair straddling a red human guitar. Dialogue starts.

Woman: What factor? He looked like Eddie Van Halen
Guy: Did he play a red guitar, too?
Woman: He played a guitar, yes he did.

The girl takes a picture of them and leans down, next to a bong and some beer cans, and fishes for an acorn. She finds it, takes a picture and leaves.

Scene 10: “Transition to marriage”

The girl enters the landing with the doors and the older couple from earlier emerge, dragging their four children, all tied together by a string. Dialogue starts.

Old woman: I was married when I lost my virginity (laughing)
Old man: I was not.

The main character decides to follow the two. She walks backwards toward the stairs.

Scene 11: “The church”

The main character finds herself in a church, sitting a pew. Sitting behind her are two couples. The couple on her left are wearing black, the couple on the right are wearing white. The white-dressed couple have apples balanced on their heads. The black-dressed couple have the apples in their mouths. The white-dressed couple sits staring straight ahead. The black-dressed couple begins making out and starting to have sex. Dialogue starts.

Young girl: Some people do want to wait for marriage before they have sex, and other people don’t. It’s specifically my belief that, uh, I don’t really believe in marriage as a constitution or marriage giving you the liberty to do anything. I think just the consent between two people should be enough.

Scene 12: “The media room”

A girl finds herself in a bare room. A big, cardboard computer/tv looking thing is spitting out page after page of magazine ads featuring hot women and men and sex. The room is covered in them. Dialogue starts.

Young man: I think it’s important for people to consider what virginity means to them, what sex means to them and what people mean to them. Especially a person they may have sex with.

Scene 13: “The tea party”

The girl finds herself in the middle of a circle. All around her boys are drinking tea, and she is in the middle as if she is the teapot. They stare at her and drink, making her uncomfortable. Dialogue starts.

Young girl: My mom banned me from dating until I was 17. And I graduated from HS when I was 18. And by the time I went through HS and I saw all the boys there, they weren’t really my taste, they weren’t my cup of tea. So I was like, why should I? Why should I lose my virginity?

Scene 14: “The hand show”

The girl find herself in a room with an audience who are watching a puppet-type show, but with just bare hands instead of puppets. A woman’s hand is shaking at the audience.

Woman: What do I think about people who wait? They better know what they’re in for before they wait.

The man’s waist steps into the frame of the puppet show. The woman’s hand unzips the zipper of his pants and reaches in. Dialogue plays.

Woman: Make sure that the package is good, and make sure that’s what they want.

We see the girl’s reaction change from shocked to confusion. At the puppet show, the hands have changed from the woman’s to a man’s with work gloves on who is inspecting a package on a conveyor belt. Dialogue starts:

Old man: I think you should wait because your more mature, and you’re more capable of employment and not struggling when you’re young.

Scene 15: “Women Talk”

The main character finds herself sitting at a table with a bunch of other women who are gabbing to each other. The talk is garbled and she can’t understand it. On the middle of the table, a man is having sex with a woman. The woman is practically ignoring him, gabbing to her friends.

Young woman: I think if you waited until after marriage it would lead to more temptation to sleep with others. Like if you found out he was a real loser in bed, what would you do, go out and cheat?

Young guy: But you wouldn’t know any better.

Young woman: You wouldn’t know any better at first, after you get married…

Older woman: But yeah, women talk, women talk. About how a guy is, how good he is in bed, if they can feel him inside of him. You get a guy that doesn’t have anything and you can’t feel him inside of you, you’re going “what’s wrong with this picture?” I’m serious!

Scene 16: “Waking Up”

The girl’s eyes snap open and she wakes up back inside the room. She is confused and disoriented upon just waking up. After a moment, she puts her arms around her boyfriend who is asleep on his side next to her. She cuddles up next to him and falls asleep, where she begins dreaming again. This time her and the boyfriend are in the dream together.

** Scene 17: “Enter the School” (See below for alternate to Scene 17)

The girl and her boyfriend are in a school. They are wandering down the hallway together, confused, dodging students. A young girl, dressed in pink with pigtails, comes up to them and mouths the following dialogue:

Old woman: I think you should wait but realistically people do not, so I think the question should be, would you have sex with protection or without protection? And I think a responsible way is to be protected, not only because of pregnancy, but because of venereal diseases, aids, hepatitis, there’s so many transmitted diseases. And, what if down the line you find out that you don’t care for that person and they’ve infected you or you’ve infected them or whatever… I just think there are so many things to think about no matter what age you are or what position you are in life, there’s a lot of things to think about that most people do not. I just wish there was more teaching to responsible.

The girl then turns and goes into a classroom where the kids are settling into their seats for Show and Tell. A girl is wheeled in as she is having a baby in front of the class. The following dialogue plays:

Very young girl: A girl, she’s 7 years old, she’s not 7 years old, she’s in 7th grade and she already is having a baby in December.

Interviewer: What grade are you in? 6th?

Very young girl: 7th.

Young girl: When I was 12, as hard to believe as it sounds, I was made fun of for not being a virgin and not having a boyfriend.

The couple, revolted, get up and walk out.

Scene 18: “Hygenic Education”

The couple walk down the hallway and see a woman, a HAZMAT-like suit wheeling in a torso of a woman with no arms. The bottom of the woman, where her private parts would be, is a gaping hole. The couple follows the woman into the classroom and sit down. The dialogue begins:

Young guy: I had no education, well, very little education in school. It was mainly “hygenic” education.

The woman begins scrubbing the inside of the torso with a bright yellow sponge. Behind her on the board, it is written, “Sex is Dirty.” A teacher hands out sponges out to the classroom. The couple, again revolted, leaves the classroom.

Scene 19: “No Education”

The couple begins walking down the hallway again. This time the lights flicker and go dim. A bright light is shining through a classroom door and they enter and sit down. A projection is being shown that says “Sex Doesn’t Exist.” Those words are being repeated over and over again in a monotone voice; the teacher is asleep at the desk with his hand down his pants. The monotone voice dies down and the dialogue begins:

Old man: At school, we had none, none that I recall.

Old woman: I think we had a little bit, but it was more about your periods and stuff like that and it was in senior high, not in junior high. Mrs. Harvey, er, not Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Hackard told us. So, maybe that was in 9th grade. None at all in senior high. One of the girls that we went to school with though was pretty racy and she kinda drew diagrams on the board.

A girl gets up from the crowd and the lights go on and the film goes off. The teacher remains sleeping at his desk and she begins going crazy drawing on the board. She draws penises and vaginas and writes words like, “Sex, Fuck, Cunt,” etc.

Old woman: Her name was Connie Lemon; I guess I shouldn’t tell that but… She kinda like talked about it openly and we kind of flocked to her because we were pretty stupid. Very naive.

The students begin to slowly get riled up at Connie. They start kissing each other and going wild. Dialogue starts:

Young girl: 10th grade actually, in health class. Everybody got so excited about talking about sex that my health teacher had to push the sex topic to the summer, near the end of the semester. So I did learn about sex that way but by the time that it got to the point that we were gonna learn about sex everybody already had been making innuendos and talking about sex and that sort of thing, so I didn’t really learn about sex from the teacher as I did from the students.

The couple leaves the room, horrified.

Scene 20: “At Home”

The couple is out in the hallway and hear a muffled T.V. They enter the room and find themselves in a living room. There are two adults in the room. One is a man watching tv in a recliner, the other is a woman watching T.V. in a recliner. The T.V. says “Sex Does Not Exist.” In front of the T.V. are toys. In front of the man are a few trucks and army figures. In front of the woman are a few dolls. The main characters slowly stoop down and look at the toys, with sad recognition on their face. As the girl plays with the toys, the dialogue starts:

Young woman: I remember being really young and I got sort-of the talk from my mom. I remember being like, where do babies come from? The basic question, and she said like, a man and a woman. And I was like, does she just like hand it to her? And she was just like no… Then she tried to explain it to me and I just got freaked out so we never talked about it after that ever again so I just kind of learned on my own.

The camera switches to the guy playing with his toys. Dialogue:

Young guy: The only thing my dad ever said to me was think with the head on your shoulders. You know, that’s really a hell of a good lesson. At the time I was like what? Ohhh, ok.
The two look at each other with a sense of understanding. They get up, hold hands, and walk-out.

Scene 21: “Back to the Doors”

The couple return to the room of doors. The girl turns to the guy.

Girl: Are you ready?

Guy: I think so.

Girl: You can’t go back through, you know.

Guy: I know.

Scene 22: “I was…”

The door shuts and moaning immediately begins. The camera snaps back into the bedroom, where the guy, now with his shirt off, falls off of the girl, also naked. They hold each other and drift back to sleep. The screen goes black and voices are heard:

Angel: Yes, I’m a virgin
Cicely: I first had sex when I was 20 years old
Mom: I was 19
George: Me? No comment. (laughs)
Mom: I know, he was 18
George: How do you k now?
Mom: You told me, you told me
George: Oh, ok.
Danielle’s mom: I was 16
Danielle’s friend: 15
Danielle: 14

Girl: (in a whisper) I was seventeen
Guy; (whisper) So was I.

**Alternate to Scene 17

The woman walks back into the dream to the table she had just seen a bunch of women sitting around, talking while their friend had sex. Her boyfriend is sitting down, having a conversation with a teapot. She walks up next to him; he is engrossed in listening to the teapot.

Old woman: I think you should wait but realistically people do not, so I think the question should be, would you have sex with protection or without protection? And I think a responsible way is to be protected, not only because of pregnancy, but because of venereal diseases, aids, hepatitis, there’s so many transmitted diseases. And, what if down the line you find out that you don’t care for that person and they’ve infected you or you’ve infected them or whatever… I just think there are so many things to think about no matter what age you are or what position you are in life, there’s a lot of things to think about that most people do not. I just wish there was more teaching to responsible.

He looks up, surprised to see her. She pulls him away and they enter a hallway. A zombie-like little girl walks into a classroom, they follow her. Kids are settling into their seats for Show and Tell. A girl is wheeled in as she is having a baby in front of the class. The following dialogue plays:

Very young girl: A girl, she’s 7 years old, she’s not 7 years old, she’s in 7th grade and she already is having a baby in December.

Interviewer: What grade are you in? 6th?

Very young girl: 7th.

Young girl: When I was 12, as hard to believe as it sounds, I was made fun of for not being a virgin and not having a boyfriend.

The couple, revolted, get up and walk out.

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