Project Runway Convo, pt. 1

INT. living room – night

We whirl around our young lovely couple, snuggled together on the couch. JCO leans into CMO, one hand on his thigh, her head resting on his chest. Flickering light illuminates their faces from the TV. It is a reality show hosted by a famous model, FRAULEIN, and features numerous bitchy people doing their best to design clothes. They are not always successful.

One contestant, RICKY, is known for his dreadful designs, lack of emotional control, and mesh hats.

Ricky

jco

I hate that guy. He’s always wearing that screen-door hat that looks like a bug should be trapped inside.

CMO

He’s especially annoying because he’s not getting eliminated.

JCO

I think he has issues

CMO

(interrupting)

No doubt.

JCO

with his amygdala and other frontal lobe- “everything makes me burst into tears like a 6 foot mariconcita who just can’t stop the water works no matter how much I pray to our sweet lady of guadelupe and taffeta”-parts of the brain

CMO

Taffeta’s tough on a tender soul.

JCO

Indeed.

CUT TO

RICKY onscreen, crying and mentioning how he used to be a dancer. A fly lazily meanders inside his hat.

CUT TO

A shot of the lovely couple from behind watching the show. CMO holds JCO tightly.

CMO

Two weeks in a row and better designers have been auf’d instead of him. I think it’s a strategy.

JCO

I hate him.

CMO

You know who he reminds me of? The bad guy from Cobra mixed with Lawrence Fishburne.

cut to

Cobra's Bryan Anderson + Lawrence Fishburne = Ricky

CMO

Or Pat Benatar.

cut to

Pat Benatar

The verse riff from “Love is a Battlefield” plays in the background.

(beat)

cut to

JCO

Maybe not so much.

CMO

He’s like a 80’s B-movie midget monster with bad makeup.

cut to

Troll

CMO

You know, except for the part where he’s whiny, untalented, can’t design, can’t sew, and has no discernible personality he’s perfect.

We revolve around to look at the lovely couple again. CMO kisses JCO’s head. She looks up and smiles.

FADE