EXT. GAS STATION –
Ally is filling
up the Gas tank while recording her VLOG on her phone, we can hear the sounds
of the gas station, and she gets interrupted mid gas pump. We hear the din of a
highway in the background.
Hi Youtubers! Well, this crazy,
project road trip is underway, it certainly hasn’t been without it’s
We hear the ding
of a bell of a store door, we hear from some distance away.
I’m getting you a breakfast
The bells on the door tinkle slightly and Kristy’s voice fade.
Yea Lex the extra cheesy one, yup
and the orange juice… I’ll make sure she drinks it.
The door to the Convenience gas station closes,
(Ally Sighs heavily) Serious
question, how do you get through the longest car ride of your life not speaking
to half the people in the Car? This whole trip has turnout to be way more than
any of us thought.
These Fangirls – Love Star Wars
INT. CAR – DAY TIME
The windows are rolled down, the car is driving at highway speeds. There is
music playing over the speakers. We can hear the Car running the next few lines
get louder as the are not understandable at first.
Can you Roll up the windows?!!!
Wind Blowing still, Crazy musc still, Car
CAN YOU PLEASE CLOSE THE WINDOWS!
still, Crazy musc still, Car Running
CAN YOU CLOSE THE FRICKING
Sound of windows closing, the wind changing
pitch like it does when you close the window. Also the music being turned down
the creak of car seats and people try to settle after an awkward situation,
crazy typing fills the car… Occasionally
Finally! I’m almost done this chapter I’m in the zone…
We hear headphones covering ears, knuckles crack, and the keys of a keyboard
being typed on quickly, Quietly…
Wow that’s a great song Kristy.
Thanks.. I really have been
trying something new….
Wow. Rish is really intense. She
even wears headphones and real zones in when she writing. I love her fics so
Did you read the Souls Oath? I cried, I was waiting for my
oil change, and the part where he kneels down and then mmmhmm happened. I’m
still not over it.
She should write professionally.
I’ve tried telling her that, but
it’s a starving gig until you are lucky, and even then you have to be lucky to
even continue. Trust me I know I produce music but it’s feast and famine.
Ally Sighs loudly, we hear the sound of a text sent.
Lexy still not replying?
She seems really busy, let me
know she was okay at least.
Sometimes the people we are
online aren’t who we are in real life. We all live two lives. I post these
happy marital bliss photos all the time but you know what? I get hungry and
tired and cranky and have fights.
Sarah seems great, though I have
seen your facebook – do you really bake that many pies?
I do, Pie is my secret skill. I
make pie, she loves pie and thus she loves me. I am lucky though…
We hear a ding
of a a text message from Ally’s phone.
What did she say?
Um, ‘everythings fine Ally, don’t
worry about me, just make sure to drive safe, and don’t stop at any truck stops
those places are gross’
Sensible.. Tell her she is being
stupid! This the chance of a lifetime!
The sound of
texting mixes with the car, typing.. At some point the typing stops
Kristy says you are being stupid
and you should come..
We hear a ding
of a a text message from Ally’s phone.
‘Tell Kristy that I know she will take care of everyone, I’m
counting on her’(Ally laughs) She knows you always mother us…
Loudly from the
back seat comes the same computer voice as was used for Lexy’s voice.
He knows that deep down the betrayal of that moment, and all
the micro moments that have let her down over the last year had made the
distance between them impossible. She only knows one truth, she was coming for
him. She couldn’t stop thinking of the last words he said to her, ones of
RISH! Your headphones are unplugged!
Balm to her soul…
We hear clicking
of a mouse pad.
Oh sorry! It’s done! So sorry about that!
You like that text to voice app to?
It’s great to read back what I have written. It’s improved my
efficiency so much. Just one edit is usually required.. Also it sounds like
everything is read to me in Lexy’s voice.
How are you doing Kristy? I can take over now if I want..
We must be getting close to
Danielle’s turn off. Ally, can you check the map on your phone?
Sure let me plug in my phone is
We hear rustling
noises, Rish puts her laptop away.
Okay so it says we are about there, I think.. Wait the little
dot isn’t moving.
You hear her hit
Wait that’s the turn off up ahead, over there.
What which way?
The only turn off over there
We hear a blinker
turn on and the car quickly change lanes – the tires squeal, there is a beep of
The Car starts
to sound normal as they reduce their speed and turn off towards the small town.
Uh, everything is under control.
start from the back seat.
Oh dear god – my life flashed before my eyes.
Her heart pounded in her chest as she saw her life flash
before her eyes..
There left Kristy.. then down that street
Well this is cute… Nebraska… a
flag on every house…
We hear the car
coming to a stop – being put into park, the car turns off – we hear rustling of
the ladies settling after a long car drive. Rish puts her laptop down.
I need to pee!
I think we all could use a
break.. we have been on the road since 5 AM…
We hear more
rustling and a car door open, the other doors open and we hear walking slowly
on pavement towards a house as rish runs to the door and starts insistently
ringing a doorbell, This alerts the residents inside and awakes a sleeping
toddler who starts crying, a dog barking. A Mans voice is heard from somewhere
in the house. We hear this sentence as the man as a man and a pre-school child
head the door.
Dani… I think your friends are
here! Hey kiddo hang on.
A child opens
Hi… are you my mommies friends?
Steve is out of
breath and obviously frantics from the mornings activities.
Hi… Bobby.. Come here.
Steve leans down
and picks up the small boy, grunting slightly and opening the door wider.
Good boy, here is a tickle. Go
find Mr. Thaly.. I think he is stuck behind the couch.
The boy laughs and squirms out of his grasp and he hops to the ground and runs
Hi Ladies, nice to meet you not
peaking over Dani’s shoulder on video chat.
Hi..Can I use your washroom??!
Oh sure! Just down that hall
Rish comes in
the house, kicks off her shoes, she rushes down the hall into the bathroom,
closes the door, and we hear the toilet seat cover being put up, pants
unbuckles and a contented sigh that can be heard through the door. Everyone is
happy to meet the husband of their friend.
Come in.. Come in
They all enter the house.
INT. FAMILY HOME,
The house is very busy with activity, there is a cartoon show on in the
background (something pre-schooly, there are toys on the floor which are
occasionally stepped on.
Hey nice to meet you officially!
I feel like I already know you based on how much Dani talks about the family.
Has Bobby lost the tooth yet?
slightly, saying the next with affection.
Yes, it’s wiggling but nothing yet. He is pretty early to
lose any teeth but he had that fall. He doesn’t want me to touch it.
Make sure to post the pics, when the big event happens!
You going to be okay without
Daniella for a few days? I think we can get her back by Monday night..
Yeah.. I’m fine. Just like when
she has a big con she heads to.
Well we need…
A door opens and Daniella’s head pops
out of the door.
HI-eeee!!! Just finishing packing a few things!
The door closes
I feel like we are about to become her entourage.
Rish finished in the bathroom, the
Daniella, get your butt out here!
Daniella’s door opens again and she
is rolling a suitcase down a wood floor hallway.
Hi Ladies! Get in here! I want a hug!
a dog pile off an awkward hug. Daniella grabs onto Steve too with half an arm,
he grunts slightly.
Dani you have really perfected
the Glomp.. Ug..
Okay okay, hun, do you need to take your big suitcase.. You
aren’t performing this weekend.
No but I need to be prepared! This is an important mission!
It’s true we do need to make sure
we have everything just incase.
Bobby-boo.. Where are you???
Mommy wants to blow your tummy.
Bobby.. Did you find Thaly? Dani
are you going to be okay?
I’m sure we will be fine.. Dani, The trunk is big but wow
It’s fine! I am good a fitting things into tight spots..
Do you know what you just said?
I mean fiting into the costumes. Silly! Okay okay… Bunnybear!
Where are you sweety!?
Bobby runs down the hall and into his
Mommy… Are you going?
Yes Bunnybear, but I’m going to miss you the whole time, and
daddy and you are going to have so much fun while I’m away! Ah Mr. Thaly you
are incharge.. You protect Bobby. Right!
Daniella hands Bobby to Steve.
Come on big guy! Just like last time, but this time mommy is
having a fun adventure!
Mommy don’t go…..
Bye Steve… Nice Thala Syren
Bobby. You take care of bobby.. Mr. Thaly…
Bye honey, bye big guy! Okay Ladies we gotta go!
Fading out as people rush to put on
clothes, and Steve is comforting Bobby and bobby is starting to cry.
INT. CAR. A little
We hear an
occasional sleeping sound from the Left, and typing and chewinging. The sound
of the Car on the highway, until mid way through the conversation when we have
Daniella wake up and they
(Much too loudly) I have candy corn if anyone wants some!
I’m good, thanks!….. Kristy can you turn the fan down?
I’m good Rish!… Is
Yes thank you, I haven’t driven in a while, I don’t want to
I’m sure your fine… Daniella
really does just fall asleep as soon as she is in a car..
It must be because of all that
travel she does! I mean she is becoming pretty big now. Especially for her
video game Cosplay.
Gotta pay the bills right?
Ugh. I have to worry about that
phone buzzes, we hear her check it, swipe sound for the cell.
Ally, that is like the third text
from that Fanboys guy, and nothing from Lexy. We are almost in Denver.
Hopefully she is home, I know she
can’t come with us but I can’t wait to give her a big hug. She has been going
through so much with her Grandma and school.
You definitely seem to be getting
the short end of the stick.. I mean you did hate your job and your boss. And
that guy.. Bill? Phil? He didn’t seem to be a quality companion. It seems like
your standards are lowering.
Shawn… I don’t know what I’m
doing anymore… I just want to find a guy. You know? Make him happy..
Sweety, You deserve to be happy
Seriously, be patient with
yourself… and get out of Wisconsin… See the world! Go to school. You are so
young you could literally go anywhere. Be anything you want.
readjusts while sleeping
No this is my good side…
Kristy and Ally
burst out in laughter.
Shhhh…. Shh, what a life, hey,
traveling almost every weekend? Those costumes pics she posts!
Kinda like a rock star. On the
road, or prepping to be on the road. She isn’t huge yet but she is starting to
book some impressive gigs.
Bobby is sure cute up close! I’m
not sure I could leave him as often as Daniella does. Steve does seem to be a
plugged-in dad. That’s nice. But it must be hard on them.
I know but like he is so little.
Kinda reminds me of Ben Solo.. like being left alone. Sure Han is a good dad
but he needs his mom. Little Ben growing up alone.. His mom traveling all the
time or in meetings. That’s got to be hard.
The off ramp is in like 2 miles.
There is a heavy
sigh from the back seat. Daniela is awake suddenly..
Do you two think I’m a bad mom?
Oh Daniela no honey. We know you are there all the time for
Oh no, I’m sorry Dani, I was just running my mouth, I know
you love Bobby and Steve! I’m just processing my own garbage right now.
No its okay… I didn’t expect to
be married and have a child so young. Sometimes I question myself too. I just
sometimes don’t know how to do it all.
You are so good at Cosplaying, I
remember when you told me you were going to try to make this your job. I was so
jealous, you have always had huge focus and vision.
Daniella what are you worrying
I don’t know I’m being selfish.
That I want this weird career for myself. Like. Steve he is the best. I’m very
I mean it seems like it works for
you, you are around when he is working during the week, and he is around when
you are traveling. It would be no different if you were working shift work.
Ally the turn off is over there.
Right, okay changing lanes…
Shoulder check… merge into the next lane.
Rish! Were almost at Lexy’s
What? Sorry, I was just getting
to the part where Ben and Rey decide to meet after writing letters to each
other in my Shop Around the Corner mashup AU!
That sounds great!
This roadtrip has been amazing
for productivity… How are you all doing?
It kinda sucks that you don’t
drive. But I guess I can consider myself a patron of your art by forcing you to
write like a slave for 30 hours… Ally it’s the third left after this right?
Yes then Straight down that road.
I appreciate this as J.G.L FAN
has been messaging me, to finish this other side project. I should have enough
time to finish. I really hope I get to meet them finally in LA.
How long have been you been
Oh.. going on Ten years I think,
chatting weirdly about Rian’s short film Psychology of Dream Analysis.
They were so insightful. Also, honestly it’s just fun to go on an adventure. I
never thought I would do something like this.
This is my normal weekend… Minus
the driving normally… IT will be so good to stretch!
I was thinking we could grab Lexy
and go get a bit to eat, when we can head out on the road again! Half WAY
I’m going to be so happy to not
Drive for a while, okay looks like we are here.. Nice house!
I’ll take over after, but let’s
go get her!
She is going to be so surprised!
We hear the
sound of the car parking, and everyone getting out of the car.
Hey Daniella, I’m hear to listen if you just want to talk.. I
don’t know about being a parent or relationships but I want you to know I’m
Thanks Ally.. You really don’t
have anything to worry about you will figure everything out!
Kristy Rings the
door bell, Sharon (Lex’s mom opens the door).
Hi! I’m Kristy.. Is Lexy
available? We are friends and were hoping to go out to dinner.
OH! Hi! I’m Sharon…
I’ve heard all about you! One moment, come in come in.
Everyone comes into the house.
Lex come down honey.. It’s so
nice to meet you all!
It’s really nice to meet you, I’m Ally!
Oh it’s so nice to meet you, I
have heard all about you of course..
We hear the
sound of a door open and foot steps to the stairs. Standing at the top of the
stairs is Lex who is actually a guy.
Ahem… Hi Ally.. I’m Lex…
Um Ally – I think you have bigger
problems then I do.
Nope I wasn’t expecting that…
Fangirls is written and produced by Marie-Claire Gould, a
What the force? Production.
Ty Black as Ally
Velvet Devine as Kristy
Allison Brandt as Danielle
Britany Monoe as Rish
Aaron Infusino as Boy
Lissette Allan as Judy Franklin
Kristina Manente as the Voice of the Computer
Natasha Fox as the Narrator
Original Music By Christy Carew Marshall
Audio Design by Kristina Manente
Fangirls is written and directed by Marie-Claire Gould.
Produced By Kyle Gould
This has been a What the force? Production.
Special thanks to all the Fangirls who made this possible.
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