Date: November 1, 2011
To quote – Joseph Campbell: “Once
having traversed the threshold,
the hero moves in a dream
landscape of curiously fluid,
ambiguous forms, where he must
survive a succession of trials.
This is a favorite phase of the
myth-adventure. It has produced a
world literature of miraculous
tests and ordeals.”
I gotta say going through it feels
These Fangirls – Love Star Wars
INT. OFF THE FLOOR OF THE CONVENTION – side room
Ben Is speaking to Daniella and Ally.
Okay So Dani – your photo time is
just after Peter Mayhews.
Okay, I have time to make a quick
Of course! Ally, come here.. Let
me introduce you to someone…
James! Come over here…
I Can’t believe Chewbacca is in
I’ll see if he has time for an
Benjamin! How are you? Keeping
busy I see..
Filling in we were short today.
James this is Ally, she runs a
Star Wars Vlog, on Meta Analysis.
I really love it.
Oh Wow. Well Ally, I’m James
Newell, I work for JJ Abrams I’m
one of his assistants.
You are kidding me? It’s an honor
to meet you.. Um.. What are you
doing at Fabulous Con?
Work work.. Peter in there prefers
not to fly any more. So I offered
to pick him up to bring him back
to LA for an event tomorrow.
An Event…? It must be something
I don’t really know the details, I
just go and do what I’m asked to
James, you should really take a
look at Ally’s video’s she really
talented… She could join an
entertainment show or an online
It’s not an easy gig but Ben here
has great taste.
Are you around for the party
Should be, Peter said he wasn’t up
for travel tonight. Excuse me I’m
going to check on his line and see
if he is done. Ally, it was nice
to meet you… Ben let’s get a drink
later, I have something to run
Wow! He works for JJ Abrams, thats
crazy!.. Wait he said something
about an event. I wonder what it
Ben’s voice fades out on the next line as we fade into Dani’s
conversation with Steve over the phone.
Hi. I’m at work Dani. What do you
Hi, yeah, I’m just on a break.
I’m sorry I didn’t speak to Bobby
His stuffy is just gone Dani, he
just wants his mom. Why didn’t you
There is nothing I can do. I’m two
Dani, I’m at work. I can’t talk
about this right now with you.
I know.. I just, please don’t be
mad at me. I don’t know how I can
help. I miss you both so much but
I’m trying to make an impact here.
You know I have always supported
you. I just can’t deal with this
right now. Goodbye Dani…
Well that didn’t sound good.
Ally you were right, I’m a
terrible mother… Starts to Cry
When Ally Hugs Dani Voice actor should hug something like a
pillow or another person. It changes the voice. Dani should
be crying this whole time.
I didn’t mean that in the car,
Dani.. Please don’t be upset..Come
here..Hug We will figure this
out. I’m sure it’s just a
misunderstanding. shhh…. Ben
said he would be right back.
Well! Photo Ops, and then we are
done the big part of it. The Party
tonight then a nice night’s sleep.
Ally, did something else happen?
She just needs a minute, Right
They Seperate, we hear rustle of costuming.
I’m okay.. But Ben, I’m not sure
I’m feeling up to this tonight.
Oh I know but this is in your
contract, Breath sucked in I’d
like to help you out but this
event is huge and we need to put
on our best faces.
Maybe it will be fun to cut loose
after this day.
Listen to Ally, she gets it! Okay
if you are ready we should get in
Ally you should go find Kristy and
see if there is any news..
Wait, I forgot to tell you…
Tell me after, I’ve got my game
Okay, break a leg or good luck or
whatever you say to cosplayers!
Daniella and Ben ext. And Ally pull out her phone and we she
Kristy can we meet up – I have
some news. Yes we have to go to
the party tonight. We could use
some support. Is.. Lex with you?
Fade out on scene.
We hear Kristy calling for Lex in the villa
Lex, where are you? This stupid
place is ridiculously large… oh
here you are, just chilling in
this opulent Las Vegas room, I
Oh.. hi. Welcome to our Pillow
Fort! Rish… Is this Ewok village,
or the Jedi Temple now?
Echo base because of the White…
Okay, and you have been doing what
in Echo Base?
Well, first Rish and I wandered
the con, then we watched a Star
Wars Destiny demo. Um, and then we
bought some funkos and now we are
working our way through the Umbara
Arc of Clone Wars. What have you
been up to?
What have I been up to… I don’t
know, just cleaning up your mess.
Kristy you really should relax –
Lex is the hero of this story, and
he will make it right eventually!
Thanks rish! High five, and press
They high 5, Rish clicks to pull up the next episode on her
You got it..
No. We are still talking. I need
to tell you all about my day while
you have been hiding in this room.
Whhyyy? I already know Ally hates
me, I would like to drown my
sorrows in the sorrows of these
clones rather than confront my own
Did you know your brain processes
things even when you are not
actively paying attention. Hence
my advice to watch some Star Wars,
and process why he is such an
Ughhh… Move over I’m getting in on
The trio move to accommodate Kristy on the pillowfort bed.
Kristy could kick off her shoes.
I’m so tired. My feet are killing
me from walking everywhere, I’m
exhausted from the terrible car
sleep and dealing with two very
upset ladies. Why do men need to
be idiots. Offense meant.
Right, asshole, idiot, weeee….
Here let me pat you on the head.
You feeling better at your own
personal pity party?
Good! You know… It’s kinda nice like our virtual watches. Also
feels so much better to have
showered and napped!
Definitely recommend it – potato
We hear a rustle of a bag and some of them grab a hand full
and take a crunchy bite
Avoiding reality is one of my
favorite pastimes, Rish tells me
that is why I have trouble
communicating. BY THE WAY drawing
is communicating Rish, with
Have you been drinking?
Yes… the bar is very well stocked.
What am I going to do with you?
I don’t know, I’m hopeless. I hurt
everyone I am around in real life
and I end up alone.
It really is an epic pity party,
he has been at it for over 2
You really have been the Hero
Rish, It’s like he is a primed
bomb of male insecurity.
He is kinda broken… Oh… Kristy,
J.G.L FAN contacted me. They said,
they have a lead on the new
location… It really makes me
wonder who they are. Like maybe
they work for LucasFilm, and were
invited to the screening. That
would be exciting to meet a real
LucasFilm person. Like they make
everything I care about a reality.
Those men and women…
Guys.. Girls… M’Ladies… Giggles
Rish… Kristy… I haven’t talked
about this before.. But I just
want to be a concept artist. I
want to apply to Lucas or one of
the other studios… But they get
thousands of applicants… Way
better portfolios out there.
Oh god, I love you Lex, you really
are like my little duckling but I
do not have the patience for your
journey of self discovery. Life is
very hard. You may fail, but you
know what. What if you don’t?
I really don’t think it’s worth
It’s alot easier to look at what
you haven’t done from my age.. NOT
that I’m that much older BUT it’s
easier to see nothing really
matters unless you try.
Ahh, I don’t think I’m brave
I’m not going to push you. But we
are going to talk about this when
this whole weird trip is done.
Why did you come to our pillow
echo base anyways? Is.. Everyone
He is asking about Ally. Also,
what is going on with Daniella.
Everyone was calm when I left, I
just heard from Ally on my way up
here, I believe the plan is to
drown their sorrows when the Con
party starts tonight. I came up
here to drag you both down and
into the quality time. We are all
still friends, you know…
I don’t wanna..
Come on Big boy…
They all Stand and get ready to go.
Let’s go rescue the girls from
that Ben guy for a while. He gives
me the Heebie jeebies.
The Scene fades out on this.
Fade in by a Fountain in a hotel, the din of crowd in the
Buffets! I haven’t eaten this much
ever, how do people survive in
vegas? I think I need to unbuckle
You had better not we are heading
to the after Con Party as soon as
Lex is back from the little boys
room. Well that was the most
awkward dinner I have ever eaten.
Food really does make you feel
better! I’m going to head up to
the room to change. I’ll meet you
all at the ballroom.
The Restaurant Door opens…
Hey Kristy, Rish, I didn’t get a
chance to tell you who I met.. JJ
Abrams assistant. He said he was
taking Peter Mayhew to an event in
LA. I think this is it. So we
could get the information from
Hey let me check if JGL got back
to me, nothing yet but there is
this amazing picture of Adam
Rish checks her phone,
No messages yet.. But there is
this picture of Adam Driver at the
airport today… He is glorious…
The Restaurant Door opens.
Looks like he has kept his hair
long, I wonder if he just prefers
it that way.. Ally look the Half
bun look you love so much!
I lust in my mind after him, I
know he is married but he inspires
so much of my smut. Laugh
I would gladly take his twin.. Or
clone.. Or something – then they
could take me.
What are you all looking at?
Lex! Look at this Adam Driver
He is looking good today!… What?
Ally don’t look guilty
What that dude was a marine, I can
HA! Well We should get over to the
Ballroom – I want to see if I can
figure a way to get Dani out of
this thing early. She is all
smiles now but she is exhausted.
We should see if we can get
something information out of
James. He might not know what the
event is but he is taking Peter
Right! Rish, can you do some
research on this guy? Find out
what he is all about? Let’s head
over and get a good place staked
Rish and Kristy move ahead out of ear shot.
Hey, Lex.. Can we walk together I
want to talk to you..
Um. Sure Ally.
I can’t continue to have you mad
Right.. Well. I spent half the
day in a pillowfort with Rish so
you can see how I internalize my
frustration. In short. I’m an
I’m not mad at you. I feel like I
should apologize, I just don’t
know what caused your reaction.
I was an idiot. You are fine Ally.
I just want you to be happy.
Ally Leans in and hugs Lex
Ah.. Ally not that I don’t like
hugs but can you aim a bit higher
than my waist?
Oh of course! Sorry about that.
They adjust and hug.
Ally, let’s find some time to talk
more later.. we should get to the
party and not abandon Dani..
Of course.. It’s just down the
I have been thinking.. A little
bit about what to do after I
graduate, I’d like to talk it over
Really? I am excited to hear more,
I have been thinking alot about
what to do now that I no longer am
employed, I think the whole world
is open to me now. Ben said I
should consider doing an audition
tape for an entertainment channel.
… that’s a great idea. I think you
can do it!
We are here!
Ally opens the door and we hear dance music playing off to
Oh God it’s so LOUD!
YEA! There is the Check in. Hi!
Lady at the check in table:
Can I get your names please?
Ally Smith, and Lex Phillips.. um
Lady at the check in table:
Ally and plus one, please head
Ugh… I’m thirsty! Do you want a
Sure! Wine if they have it!
Okay! YOU find Rish and Kristy.
I’ll find you after.
Lex leaves the area to go to the bar. We hear the crowd shift
around Ally as she tries to find her friends. The music is
Rish! There you are! Where is
Oh she is helping handle Dani – Oh
that reminds me Ben went looking
for you. He seems to have
something he wants to say to you.
Rish he is so great isn’t he?
You know who he reminds me of… Poe
Dameron. Hot shot, thinks he has
all the answers.
Sure, but is he just trying to be
a Hero. Sorry I’m not making
sense. I have already had like 2
glasses of wine. I know you will
figure it out…
Hmmm? Sorry I missed that last bit I just spotted James I should
introduce you! JAMES!
Ah Ally it’s you.. I was just
talking to Ben about you.
Rish, James works for JJ Abrams
What? You are serious? It’s nice
to meet you.. I’m Rish!
She is an amazing writer!
Nice, you ladies want some
Ally go find Ben! Come on Rish,
let’s get you drunk! It’s an open
bar for me!
Sooooo…. James what is it you
Audio Transition as we refocus on Ally, Ben approaches
Ben.. where did you go?
ALLY! There you are, come dance
They move to the Dance floor. They should sound a bit breathy
as they are dancing. The words should be barely
James… Said.. you.. Wanted to
speak to me…
Ally! You are so beautiful! I mean
I knew it before but the time we
have spent together today has
really been amazing. I feel this
amazing connection with you.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!
Come here! Let’s go outside to
They move away from the music through the crowd – (Have fun
with this sound design) they move to a door to a balcony
outside. The balcony overlooks the Las Vegas Strip.
It was hot in there! It’s nice to
get some fresh air..
I live in LA, I just come here for
the Con once a year. Vegas is sort
of like a fairy tale land.. Like
dreams can come true. Even just
for a weekend.
It’s crazy how unlikely it was for
us to meet. Like You come to my
con with your friend because we
needed a fill in for the day. It
makes you think there is something
like the Force or Fate.. Doesn’t
A bit, I mean you are so
successful and fun. It’s been so
great to get to know you.
Ally, you are beautiful and
talented and I think I’m meant to
be with you.
Um Well thank you, I really like
you. But this whole day has been
really crazy… Like I’m massively
sleep deprived – I think I’m
running on pure adrenaline at this
Well then run to me with all that
adrenaline! Laughs lightly at this joke I want you Ally, and I
think you want me too.
You are really great…
Right! Time for the Big gesture,
like you said in your videos. Ben
has to make a big gesture. My name
is Ben too. It’s perfect.
Wait! what are you doing?
We hear the Balcony door Open again…
Come Here… I’m going to kiss you…
We hear them Kiss.
Anakin didn’t see the fall of the
Jedi, or that everything was going
wrong. He was so swept up in
himself that he couldn’t see what
was happening around him until it
was too late.
Fade out music…
The voices of the characters are
Original Music By Christy Carew
Audio Design by Kristina
Fangirls is written and Directed
by Marie-Claire Gould, a What the
Produced By Kyle Gould
Special thanks to
Come back next week for the next
Thank you for listening.
Fangirls – Transcripts – Episode 5