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Alien Youth By: Corey Palmer (ctpalmer2@cfl.rr.com)


                                      ALIEN YOUTH

                                EPISODE 1 THE GAY COUPLE

                                V.O
                      We are now in a nation in which
                      people are no longer judged by
                      who we are as characters, but
                      judged by the things that we run
                      after such as money, popularity,
                      and sexual appetency. It is time
                      that we break away from these
                      shallow grounds and explore new
                      aspects of the world instead of
                      being locked into a world of
                      stereotypes. This is Alien Youth.

            ROLL TV SHOW THEME VIDEO

                                                                   FADE IN:

            INT. JOSH'S ROOM - NIGHT

            (WE SEE OUR MAIN CHARACTER JOSH SITTING AT A TABLE WRITING A
            LETTER WITH TEARS RUNNING DOWN HIS EYES AND HE KEEPS LOOKING UP
            EVERY FEW SECONDS AT A CABINET AND HAVING A LOOK THAT HE IS
            DISTURBED DEEPLY.)

                                JOSH (V.O.)
                      Why did he do this to me. He said
                      he loved me.

                                V.O
                      This is my life your probably
                      wondering how I got in this
                      situation...  I've always been
                      hated by everyone my family,
                      students, teachers, and everybody
                      in the world... except...
                      Khambrel.

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                V.O (CONT'D)
                      This is my story.

                                                                   FADE IN:

            EXT. COURTYARD - MORNING

            (EVERYBODY IS HANGING OUT BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS AND WE SEE OUR
            MAIN CHARACTERS JOSH AND KHAMBREL HANGING OUT ON A RISEN UP
            BLOCK OF CEMENT SET APART FROM EVERYBODY ELSE THEY ARE HANGING
            OUT TOGETHER AND ARE ACTUALLY A COUPLE. THE TWO ARE HOLDING
            HANDS AND HAVING FUN AND TALKING ENJOYING THEMSELVES.)

                                KHAMBREL
                      You know out of everybody here at
                      this school you are the most
                      beautiful?

                                JOSH
                      No that's not true.

                                KHAMBREL
                      Why?

                                JOSH
                      Because you are.

                                KHAMBREL
                      Thats no fair you can't steal my
                      lines.

                                JOSH
                      Yeah I can.

            (THE BELL RINGS AND THEY BOTH GET UP AND KHAMBREL KISSES JOSH'S
            HAND AND WALKS OFF ARMs AROUND EACH OTHER.)

                                                             CROSS FADE TO:

            INT. MR DEMISE'S CLASS - MORNING

            (EVERYBODY IS SITTING DOWN WHEN MR. DEMISE WALKS IN AND WRITES
            ON THE BOARD HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CLASS STARTS TO TALK CONFUSED
            NOT KNOWING WHATS GOING ON AND JOSH AND KHAMBREL LOOK AT EACH
            OTHER.)

                                JOSH
                      Mr. Demise what is this?

                                MR. DEMISE
                      This is called bellwork and
                      recently on MTV if you guys have
                      been watching there was a
                      documentary on about
                      homosexuality asking if its
                      alright or not a lot of people
                      are saying that no it isn't
                      alright or yes it is alright
                      today we are going to be debating
                      about this but first from one
                      person I want to know is
                      homosexuality right or wrong?

                                KID
                      Yes it is because that's not how
                      we were made we were made to be
                      heterosexual and function and
                      mate with woman not male and male
                      or female and female.

                                MR. DEMISE
                      Okay valid point.

                                MR. DEMISE (CONT'D)
                      Okay now we are going to enter
                      into a debate about it I need two
                      volunteers to raise they're hand
                      one against it and one for it
                      okay josh and Nick.

                                JOSH
                      Sir, I don't want to...

                                MR. DEMISE
                      It's okay we are all friendly in
                      here nobody is going to judge you
                      on your comments.

                                JOSH
                      ... Alright.

                                MR. DEMISE
                      So josh where do you stand on
                      this topic.

                                JOSH
                      ... Well I don't

                                MR. DEMISE
                      What do you mean by that?

                                JOSH
                      Well I think that if someone
                      likes somebody than there
                      shouldn't be any problem but
                      there is though I think its
                      selfish to like people for their
                      body parts....you should fall in
                      love with someone because they
                      have a good personality, nice,
                      kind, sweet, etc....... whether
                      they be the same sex or not..

                                MR. DEMISE
                      Okay Nick you're turn.

                                NICK
                      Well one it has nothing to do
                      with body parts alot of it falls
                      back on religion which we can't
                      even go into but its not right if
                      you keep on doing that kinda of
                      stuff pretty soon the entire
                      world will do it and the
                      population will go down.

                                MR. DEMISE
                      Well how do you know that's not a
                      good thing?

                                NICK
                      I just do it's bad enough as it
                      is that when I walk down the
                      hallways I have to see two guys
                      making out and its gotten to the
                      point where more kids listen to
                      madonna than go to Sunday school.

                                JOSH
                      The only reason it bothers you so
                      much is because you are homo
                      phobic and anyway why do you care
                      so much your not interested are
                      you?

                                NICK
                      No!

                                JOSH
                      The united states says that I
                      have the right to pursue
                      happiness and if that is what I
                      like and that it what makes me
                      happy than I have the right to do
                      so.

                                MR. DEMISE
                      Nice point see there is a lot of
                      controversy over that and another
                      religious problem but what is it
                      that we could do to stop it?

                                JOSH
                      You don't its a part of life that
                      people just need to deal with
                      because it will be here forever.

            (JUST AS NICK TRIES TO INTERJECT THE BELL RINGS AND EVERYBODY
            GETS UP AND LEAVES FOR LUNCH.)

                                                             CROSS FADE TO:

            EXT. COURTYARD - LATER

            (JOSH AND KHAMBREL ARE HANGING OUT JUST TALKING WHEN A GROUP OF
            KIDS COME AND START TROUBLE.)

                                KID
                      Hey queer eating lunch queer.

            (THE KID KNOCKS HIS BAG OF CHIPS OUT OF HIS HAND AND KHAMBREL
            GETS UP READY TO HIT SOMEBODY.)

                                KID (CONT'D)
                      You are a disease and you know
                      what the government will figure
                      out a way to cure that real soon.

            (KHAMBREL IS PISSED BECAUSE OF THAT COMMENT AND TRIES TO GET IN
            HIS FACE AN PUSH HIM WHEN JOSH GRABS HIM AND PULLS HIM BACK.)

                                KHAMBREL
                      What you want a piece of me...

            (AS SECURITY ARRIVES THE KIDS WALK AWAY AND JOSH AND KHAMBREL
            SIT BACK DOWN.)

                                JOSH
                      It'll be okay man its alright.

                                KHAMBREL
                      No Josh It'll never be alright
                      man I'm tired of this crap.

            (KHAMBREL IS FRUSTRATED AND JOSH IS TRYING TO CALM HIM DOWN.)

                                JOSH
                      Retaliation never solves anything
                      it only adds to the problems.

                                KHAMBREL
                      Yeah but it feels good to hurt
                      somebody sometimes.

                                JOSH
                      It feels good to get the pain out
                      not hurt somebody you don't want
                      to stoop to that.

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                                                   FADE IN:

            INT. JOSH'S HOUSE - NIGHT

            (IT'S DARK OUTSIDE AND IS RAINING AND WE SEE OUR COUPLE LAYING
            TOGETHER HEAD AND HEAD IN A BED OF FLOWING BLANKETS LOOKING UP
            TO THE SKY AND OUR CAMERA IS FLOATING ABOVE THEM HEAVENLY AS IF
            THE WORLD OUTSIDE THAT BED DIDN'T EXIST.)

                                JOSH
                      I love you more than you will
                      ever know.

                                KHAMBREL
                      Awww.... I love you too.

                                JOSH
                      You know sometimes I wonder why
                      it is that people hate us so
                      much.

                                KHAMBREL
                      I don't know I guess that is just
                      how the world works I mean my own
                      mom hates me she said I ruined
                      the family she disowns me she
                      won't even talk to me without an
                      attitude.

                                JOSH
                      My mom said the same thing... I
                      still love her though I'll always
                      love her she's my mom I just wish
                      things could be different.

                                KHAMBREL
                      If things could be different ...
                      that's what it is if things could
                      be different.

                                JOSH
                      Khambrel you mean so much to me I
                      don't know what I would do
                      without you... you make me feel
                      good and nobody can tell me that
                      I feel different or make me.

                                KHAMBREL
                      ... That's the nicest thing that
                      anyone has ever said to me you
                      make me feel like I'm important I
                      love you...

                                                             FADE TO WHITE:

                                                                   FADE IN:

            EXT. SCHOOL - MORNING

            (KHAMBREL AND JOSH ARE WALKING TO SCHOOL WHEN THEY ARE CORNERED
            BY A BUNCH OF GUYS THAT WERE MESSING WITH THEM EARLIER.)

            (THE TWO BOYS ARE STANDING NEXT TO EACH OTHER BACK TO BACK
            PROTECTING EACH OTHER BUT LOOKING SCARED EVERYTHING IS MOVING
            REALLY SLOWLY.)

                                                           PULL BACK CAMERA

                                          FLASHES OF CAMERA MOVEMENTS OCCUR

            (WE ARE NOW SEEING SHOTS SLOW MOTION OF THE TWO BOYS BEING HURT
            ONE IS PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL AND GETS A BUSTED LIP THE OTHER
            FALLS NEXT TO HIM WITH A BUSTED EYE.)

                                            CRANE SHOT GOES UP INTO THE SKY

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                KHAMBREL V.O
                      I'm sorry...

                                                                   FADE IN:

            INT. ADMINISTRATION OFFICE - LATER

            (WE NOW SEE OUR TWO BOYS SITTING IN FRONT OF AN ADMINISTRATOR
            WITH A BUSTED EYE AND LIP THE ADMINISTRATOR ISN'T LOOKING TO
            HAPPY.)

                                ADMIN
                      Gentlemen may I ask what it was
                      you did to spark that fight
                      outside?

                                JOSH
                      We didn't start it.

                                ADMIN
                      Well the boys said you did and
                      they tried to defend themselves
                      from your attack.

            (KHAMBREL STANDS UP BECAUSE SHE IS TAKING THE BOYS SIDE.)

                                KHAMBREL
                      So you are telling me that This
                      bruise on my face is what
                      defending themselves is!

                                ADMIN
                      Sit down.

                                KHAMBREL
                      Thats not fair You're doing this
                      because were...

            (KHAMBREL STOPS AND LOOKS AT HER AND JOSH LOOKS DOWN TO THE
            GROUND.)

                                ADMIN
                      Do you think you two being
                      homosexual and sharing a
                      relationship has anything to do
                      with this? Because it doesn't but
                      I'm going to tell you this is
                      going to stop now! I don't want
                      to see you to talking to those
                      boys Nor do I want to see you two
                      acting the way you do in the
                      hallways and there won't be any
                      problems like before Now I'm not
                      going to suspend you guys but I'm
                      noting this in you're profiles
                      you guys are dismissed.

                                JOSH
                      I knew since we walked in here
                      that you looked at me and him and
                      you saw something different about
                      us you looked at us like we were
                      freaks... your just like everyone
                      else that creates so much
                      injustice because Me and Khambrel
                      are gay. Well I am what I am
                      except it or not...

            (THE ADMINISTRATOR CUTS JOSH OFF.)

                                ADMIN
                      Get out of my office I don't want
                      to hear another word.

                                KHAMBREL
                      Josh let's go.

                                JOSH
                      Just like everybody else...

            (THE ADMINISTRATOR LOOKS UP AT JOSH AS THEY WALK OUT AND
            CONTINUES WITH HER WORK.)

                                                                   FADE TO:

            INT. JOSH'S HOUSE - LATER

            (IT IS RAINING ONCE AGAIN AND WE SEE OUR BOYS LAYING IN THE BED
            SOAKING WET HEAD AND HEAD WITH THE BRUISES ON THEIR EYES AND
            LIPS.)

                                KHAMBREL
                      I love you...

                                JOSH
                      I love you too.

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                JOSH'S (V.O.)
                      Hey... Khambrel there is supposed
                      to be a group meeting tonight I
                      wanted you to go with me like we
                      usually do but I guess your not
                      there... alright call me when you
                      get this message okay bye...

                                                                    CUT TO:

            INT. JANITORS CLOSET - MOMENTS LATER

            (WE SEE KHAMBREL KISSING SOME KIND OF JOCK CHEATING ON JOSH.)

                                                                   FADE TO:

            INT. MEETING ROOM - EVENING

            (A GROUP OF GUYS AND GIRLS ARE SITTING AROUND A TABLE HAVING A
            CONVERSATION AND EVERYBODY SEEMS TO BE ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND
            JOSH IS SITTING NEXT TO A GUY AND A SEAT THAT IS EMPTY THAT IS
            SUPPOSED TO BE KHAMBREL.)

                                                   PULL CAMERA BACK SLOWLY.

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                                                   FADE IN:

            EXT. COURTYARD - NIGHT

            (KHAMBREL IS SITTING DOWN WITH HIS HEAD DOWN AND LOOKS UPSET
            WHEN JOSH COMES UP TO HIM AND SITS NEXT TO HIM.)

                                JOSH
                      I knew that whenever you want to
                      think You come here I guess I
                      know you that well... What's
                      wrong?

                                KHAMBREL
                      I... kissed another guy I'm so
                      sorry Josh I'm sorry.

                                JOSH
                      What... how could you do this to
                      me I thought you loved me!

                                KHAMBREL
                      I do I didn't mean to we got
                      caught in the janitors closet and
                      it just seemed right.

                                JOSH
                      I can't believe you...

            (JOSH'S EYES FILL UP WITH WATER AND HE STANDS UP AND KHAMBREL
            TRIES TO GO AFTER HIM BUT HE PUSHES KHAMBREL AND KNOCKS HIM DOWN
            AND LEAVES.)

                                                                CROSS FADE:

            INT. JOSH'S HOUSE - LATER

            (JOSH IS LAYING IN THE BED NOT CRYING BUT ALREADY CRIED AND EYES
            BLOODSHOT TEARS FORMING IN HIS EYES HE ROLLS OVER ON HIS SIDE
            AND SNIFFLES AND THE PHONE RINGS AND WE SEE THAT IT'S KHAMBREL
            TRYING TO CALL BUT JOSH DOESN'T PICK IT UP BUT THE ANSWERING
            MACHINE CATCHES IT.)

                                KHAMBREL (O.S.)
                      Hey uhh.. I guess your either not
                      home or you don't want to answer
                      your phone... which is cool I
                      guess I wouldn't answer the phone
                      if something like that happened
                      to me either I'm sorry and I hope
                      you can find it in your heart to
                      forgive me it was an accident...

                                V.O
                      I could never forgive him for
                      what he had done to me he tore a
                      piece of my heart out and threw
                      it away like it was nothing and
                      now there is a huge hole that
                      can't be patched.

            (THE SOUNDS OF A PHONE HANGING UP CAN BE HEARD AND JOSH TURNS
            BACK ON HIS BACK AND LOOKS UP TO THE SKY.)

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                                                   FADE IN:

            INT. JOSH'S HOUSE - DAYS LATER

            (JOSH IS SO UPSET THAT HE IS WRITING A LETTER AND WE SEE
            DIFFERENT SHOTS OF HIM DOING THINGS LIKE TRYING TO SLEEP BUT
            DOESN'T WORK, WATCHING TV AND NOT KNOW WHATS GOING ON WRITING
            HIS LETTER WALKING AROUND THE HOUSE, CRYING AND ETC.)

                                JOSH V.O
                      It's been days since Khambrel has
                      called me and everything out of
                      whack. Why did he do this to me?
                      He said he loved me and wanted to
                      marry me. How could he spend so
                      much time with me and not care
                      how I feel. I'm all alone, nobody
                      cares whether I live or die. All
                      I ever do is cause problems for 
                      everyone. How can I get him back?
                      That jerk doesn't know how much
                      he means to my life and me.
                      I don't have a life without him.
                      How can I trust anyone? I want to
                      say goodbye to mom, Patty &
                      Khambrel. You are my family and
                      mean more to me than my life. I'm
                      sorry I have caused you so many
                      problems and I'm sorry that I let
                      you down because I'm gay I'm
                      trying to watch TV but I don't
                      know what I'm watching. It's so
                      lonely here. I want to sleep but
                      it just won't come. I'm so tired
                      of hurting and being a lone. I
                      keep thinking about the pills in
                      the cabinet but I'm scared. My
                      head hurts so much from crying
                      but if I take anything for it I'm
                      scared I won't stop and I would
                      want to stop. I wish he would
                      call to say everything is all
                      right. I've lost the most
                      important thing in my life. I'm
                      so very tired of being alone, and
                      making everyone miserable. I'm so
                      cold, please do something. I
                      can't stand this empty feeling
                      that I'm having. My head is
                      horrible. Stop the pounding it
                      hurts so much. I have no control
                      over anything in my life I can't
                      take it anymore…
                      Somebody do something.

                                                                CROSS FADE:

            INT. JOSH'S KITCHEN - MOMENTS LATER

            (JOSH IS LAYING ON HIS SIDE WITH FACE DOWN AND A BOTTLE OF PILLS
            IN HIS HANDS AND PILLS LAYING OUT ON THE FLOOR HE HAS COMMITTED
            SUICIDE.)

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                SUPER IMPOSE SETS OF TEXT
                      In 2001 Suicide was the 11th
                      leading cause of death in the
                      United States. It was the 8th
                      leading cause of death for males,
                      and 19th leading cause of death
                      for females. The total number of
                      suicide deaths was 30,622.

                                      END OF SHOW


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