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                                      ALIEN YOUTH

                                   EPISODE 5 THE GOTH

                                V.O
                      Previously On Alien Youth.

            (WE NOW SEE SHOTS OF THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED OVER THE COURSE
            OF 4 EPISODES.)

            ROLL TV SHOW THEME VIDEO

                                                                   FADE IN:

            EXT. FAITH'S HOUSE OUTSIDE - AFTERNOON

            (WE SEE OUR MAIN CHARACTER FOR THIS SHOW FAITH STANDING BEFORE
            HER HOUSE AS AN AMBULANCE IS CARRYING A BODY IN A BODY BAG OUT
            AND FAITH STARTS TO CRY AND THAN ANGER FILLS HER MIND AS SHE
            SEES SHAWN OUR MAIN CHARACTER FROM EPISODE 2.)

                                FAITH
                      No... No... what did you do to my
                      mom!

                                SHAWN
                      I didn't do anything to her I
                      was...

                                FAITH
                      No!

            (FAITH RUNS OVER SHAWN AND INTO THE HOUSE.)

                                V.O
                      This is my life your probably
                      wondering how I got in this
                      situation...  Nothing has ever
                      gone right for me except once
                      when I met my friend Shawn but
                      now I don't know anything
                      anymore.

                                                                  FADE OUT:

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

                                                                   FADE IN:

            EXT. SCHOOL - MORNING

            (IT'S FAITH'S FIRST DAY AT THIS HIGH SCHOOL AND SHE IS WALKING
            DOWN A HALLWAY AND SHE NOTICES THAT PEOPLE ARE STARING AT HER IN
            A WEIRD WAY BUT SHE CONTINUES TO WALK UNTIL SHE GETS TO ENGLISH
            III MR. DEMISES'S CLASS SHE GOES INSIDE.)

                                MR. DEMISE
                      Good morning, new student?

                                STUDENT
                      Whoa what a freak...

            (THE CLASS STARTS TO GIGGLE THE TEACHER NOTIONS TO SIT DOWN AND
            SHE GOES AND SITS NEXT TO SHAWN A NERDY LOOKING KID.)

                                MR. DEMISE
                      Okay class welcome Faith.

                                SHAWN
                      Hi My name is Shawn nice to meet
                      you

                                FAITH
                      Nice to meet you too are all the
                      students this weird here?

                                SHAWN
                      Yeah normally they actually throw
                      stuff but I guess today they
                      don't really have anything to
                      throw.

                                FAITH
                      Great.

                                SHAWN
                      So... dress kinda interesting
                      what do you call that?

                                FAITH
                      Gothic.

                                SHAWN
                      Gothic so what is that like where
                      you worship the devil or
                      something?

            (FAITH SNAPS AT SHAWN AND HE JUMPS BACK.)

                                FAITH
                      No Its my unique way of
                      expressing myself and how I feel
                      and I'm not satanic!

                                SHAWN
                      Okay sorry.

                                FAITH
                      Yeah...

                                SHAWN
                      Have any friends here?

                                FAITH
                      No.

                                SHAWN
                      Oh me either.

                                FAITH
                      New too?

                                SHAWN
                      No people just don't like me
                      never understood it though but
                      its okay because I'm not trying
                      to get put in a category.

                                FAITH
                      Mean like how you just tried to
                      put me in.

                                SHAWN
                      Yeah sorry.

                                FAITH
                      It's cool I'm used to it by now

                                SHAWN
                      Used to it?

                                FAITH
                      Yeah people use to mess with me
                      at my old school.

                                SHAWN
                      Oh so how long have you Uh....
                      been you?

                                FAITH
                      All my life.

                                SHAWN
                      Oh so Uh... wanna hang out
                      sometime?

                                FAITH
                      Yeah that would be intriguing.

            (THE BELL RINGS AND FAITH LOOKS CONFUSED AND SHAWN GETS UP AND
            FIXES HER CONFUSION.)

                                SHAWN
                      That's the bell for lunch time
                      you have the same lunch as all of
                      us.

                                KID
                      Loser.

                                SHAWN
                      Just ignore them Faith they're
                      the losers.

                                                                    CUT TO:

            EXT. COURTYARD LUNCH TIME - AFTERNOON

            (OUR TWO NEW FRIENDS ARE SITTING DOWN FOR A BITE TO EAT AND TO
            HANG OUT.)

                                SHAWN
                      So Uh... have any brothers or
                      sisters?

                                FAITH
                      Used to she died while my mom was
                      giving birth, her name was Alex.

                                SHAWN
                      Oh... that sucks.

                                FAITH
                      I never wanted a sister anyway it
                      messed my mom up she used to be
                      cool and than after that she had
                      a breakdown and started using
                      drugs and alcohol... that's life.

            (JUST AS FAITH FINISHED HER STORY AND SHAWN LOOKING KINDA
            FREAKED OUT FROM IT A KID WALKS UP TO FAITH AND STARTS TO MESS
            WITH HER.)

                                RAFFA
                      Yo... Freak

                                KID 
                      ... Got a name freak.

                                SHAWN
                      Leave her alone Raffa.

                                RAFFA
                      Why don't you come over here and
                      make me nerd.

                                FAITH
                      Oh perhaps you could be silenced
                      a thousand deaths and have your
                      heart ripped out and eaten by
                      jackals what kind of name is
                      Raffa anyway?

                                RAFFA
                      Oh so freak has got some that can
                      change real quick you know.

                                FAITH
                      Yeah kind of like how you change
                      your personality every 5 seconds
                      you poser.

                                RAFFA
                      Alright Thats cool I got you.

            (RAFFA TURNS AROUND TO WALK AWAY AND SWINGS BACK AROUND AND
            PICKS UP HER BACKPACK AND THROWS IT AGAINST THE WALL BREAKING
            STUFF WHEN IT HITS THE WALL RAFFA WALKS AWAY AND FAITH JUST GOES
            BACK AND SITS DOWN.)

                                SHAWN
                      What you had him you could of
                      wiped him right there and then.

                                FAITH
                      Because that's not who I am and
                      anyway his karma will catch up to
                      him.

                                SHAWN
                      Karma?

                                FAITH
                      Yeah Karma.

            (FAITH PICKS UP HER BACKPACK AND WALKS OFF AND SHAWN FOLLOWS
            BEHIND.)

                                                                     CUT TO

            INT. MR. DEMISES'S CLASS - LATER THAT DAY

            (THE KIDS ARE SITTING DOWN GOOFING OFF AND PAPER BALLS FLYING
            AND SO ON WHEN MR. DEMISE COMES OUT WITH TODAY'S BELLWORK.)

                                MR. DEMISE
                      Okay Hey... STOP... Okay today's
                      bellwork is Who are you, What are
                      you?

                                MR. DEMISE (CONT'D)
                      Anybody want to answer that?

            (NOBODY RAISES THEY'RE HAND.)

                                MR. DEMISE (CONT'D)
                      Anybody? Okay well lets give this
                      one to Faith alright Faith you
                      got the stage who are you and
                      what are you?

            (FAITH HESITANTLY STANDS UP AND DELIVERS HER PRODUCT.)

                                FAITH
                      I am Goth?

            (Everybody looks intrigued yet non understanding of what is
            going on.)

                                MR. DEMISE
                      Why are you Goth, what is Goth.

                                FAITH
                      Well Goth is a way of life we are
                      the ones with open minds to what
                      happens around us. Everyone else
                      walks around like nothing happens
                      but I myself as a Goth stop and
                      pay attention when I get beat

            (AT THAT POINT SHAWN TURNS AROUND IN CONFUSION.)

                                FAITH (CONT'D)
                      In school it makes me stronger
                      and that is what Goth is feeding
                      off of suffering and becoming
                      stronger and also being able to
                      open your senses and not be
                      trapped in a world of
                      classifications you people call
                      stereotypes.

            (EVERYBODY IS SITTING THERE DUMBFOUNDED AND A QUESTION MARK LOOK
            ON MR. DEMISE'S FACE AND A MAD LOOK ON SHAWN'S FACE.)

                                MR. DEMISE
                      That's definitely unique and very
                      well put.

                                KID
                      What are you kidding she's a
                      freak of nature!

                                MR. DEMISE
                      You think she is a freak because
                      she is different but she could
                      look at you and call you
                      different and the fact that you
                      had to verbally attack her like
                      that would make you a freak and a
                      barbarian. Who is the freak now?

            (EVERYBODY STARTS TO OOOOH.)

                                KID
                      So she still a freak.

                                MR. DEMISE
                      Alright class settle down.

                                V.O
                      I Hate people like that they are
                      the reason why people need anti -
                      depressants.

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                                                   FADE IN:

            EXT. MAINSTREET - AFTER SCHOOL

            (FAITH IS HANGING OUT BY THE SODA MACHINE AND PULLS OUT A WALLET
            AND ALL OF SUDDEN IS JUMPED BY A STRANGER WHO IS REALLY RAFFA
            STEALING HER MONEY AND HE HITS HER FROM BEHIND AND RUNS AND
            SECURITY GRABS FAITH UP AND TAKES HER TO ADMINISTRATION.)

                                                                    CUT TO:

            INT. ADMINISTRATION - MOMENTS LATER

            (FAITH IS SITTING THERE IN FRONT OF AN ADMINISTRATION BEING
            WRITTEN UP FOR FIGHTING.)

                                ADMIN
                      Do you have any enemies?

                                FAITH
                      Yeah the world and myself.

                                ADMIN
                      Is there a reason you are being
                      smart or are you just stupid?

                                FAITH
                      I'm not stupid I just answered a
                      question.

                                ADMIN
                      Okay I'll call your mother.

                                FAITH
                      Not like she cares anyway to busy
                      getting drunk.

            (THE ADMIN PICKS UP THE PHONE AND DIALS A NUMBER.)

                                ADMIN
                      Hello this is Ms. Lias I'm
                      calling about your daughter she
                      was caught at school today
                      fighting we weren't able to get
                      the other student but we need you
                      to come down and fill out some
                      paperwork and your daughter has
                      been suspended for 3 days... Yes
                      out of school... Okay a half an
                      hour?... alright no problem she
                      can stay in my office till you
                      arrive... Okay thank you.

            (MS. LIAS HANGS UP THE PHONE AND LOOKS AT FAITH.)

                                MS. LIAS
                      You are in a lot of trouble when
                      you get home your mom says.

                                FAITH
                      Just like always.

                                V.O
                      I don't even know what happened I
                      just remember somebody hitting me
                      from behind and stealing my purse
                      and money and now I have to deal
                      with my mom because of it.

                                MOM (O.S.)
                      What is wrong with you can't you
                      do anything right for once...
                      huh?

            (FAITH'S MOM IS FURIOUS AND OUT RAGED AND DRUNK AND FAITH STANDS
            THERE KIND OF STIFF BUT WITH AN ATTITUDE THAT SHOWS THAT SHE
            DOESN'T CARE.)

                                FAITH
                      Mom I didn't do anything

                                MOM
                      That's not what Ms. Lias said you
                      engaged in a fight... gosh Faith
                      just once I wish you'd stop this
                      bull take off the black clothes
                      and makeup and be normal.

                                FAITH
                      This is who.

                                MOM
                      NO YOU ARE WHO I MAKE YOU TO BE
                      DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME.

                                FAITH
                      NO!

                                MOM

            (FAITH'S MOM PUSHES HER INTO THE COFFEE TABLE AND SHE PICKS UP A
            BOTTLE AND HITS HER WITH IT UNTIL IT BREAKS AND WE CAN SEE THAT
            FAITH IS SEVERELY HURT FROM THE BLOWS.)

                                MOM (CONT'D)
                      YOU ARE NOTHING THATS WHO YOU ARE
                      AND THAT IS ALL YOU'LL EVER BE
                      WHY COULDN'T IT HAVE BEEN YOU
                      THAT DIED INSTEAD OF ALEX!

            (FAITH'S MOM THROWS DOWN THE LAST PIECE OF BOTTLE AND SITS
            DOWN.)

            CAMERA PULLS BACK SLOWLY

            (THERE IS DEAD SILENCE IN THE ROOM AS FAITH'S MOM IS NO LONGER
            IN THE SHOT AT ALL AND FAITH IS LAYING THERE MOTIONLESS BLEEDING
            PASSED OUT FROM THE ABUSE.)

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                                                   FADE IN:

            INT. SCHOOL - 3 DAYS LATER.

            (FAITH IS BACK IN SCHOOL AFTER HER ATTACK AND HER BRUISES ARE
            STARTING TO HEAL BUT WILL LEAVE SCARS FOR LIFE THERE IS A LONG
            CUT ALONG THE JAW LINE AND WRISTS HAVE BRUISES ON THEM AND SHE
            STILL HAS A HINT OF A BLACK EYE AS SHE IS WALKING DOWN A HALLWAY
            PEOPLE STOP TALKING AND LOOK REAL QUIETLY AT HER SOME WHISPER
            MEAN THINGS TO THEY'RE FRIENDS OTHERS LAUGH ONE EVEN SCREAMS A
            COMMENT.)

                                KID
                      Freak.

                                CHEERLEADERS
                      I heard she cuts herself like she
                      is suicidal.

                                KID
                      Loser.

                                                                    CUT TO:

            EXT. COURTYARD LUNCH TIME - MOMENTS LATER

            (FAITH IS WALKING AND SITS DOWN WHERE SHE NORMALLY DOES AND
            SHAWN COMES AND SITS DOWN NEXT TO HER AND STOPS IN FEAR. HE SEES
            THE SCARS ON HER FACE AND BODY AND IS OUTRAGED.)

                                SHAWN
                      Oh my god Faith what happened to
                      you?

                                FAITH
                      Nothing just an accident.

                                SHAWN
                      I don't think an accident could
                      do this to your face.

                                FAITH
                      It's an accident leave it alone.

                                SHAWN
                      Faith...

                                FAITH
                      What?

                                SHAWN
                      What happened?

            (FAITH STOPS FOR MOMENT AND HER EYES FILL UP WITH TEARS AND SHE
            TURNS AROUND AND SCREAMS.)

                                FAITH
                      My mom hit me Ok I didn't do
                      anything wrong she just hit me
                      happy!

                                SHAWN
                      We have to tell somebody do
                      something I mean, you can't just
                      sit there and let that kind of
                      stuff happen.

                                FAITH
                      NO! WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING! Doesn't
                      matter though nobody would
                      believe me anyway she would deny
                      it and hit me again if I tried to
                      tell someone.

                                SHAWN
                      How can you not tell someone? If
                      you do she can go to jail she
                      wouldn't bother you anymore you
                      wouldn't have to be subjected to
                      this nobody deserves to be hurt
                      like that why did she do it?

                                FAITH
                      Because I'm Goth and I believe In
                      things she doesn't. Alright its
                      fine!

                                SHAWN
                      No, it isn't you know what Goth
                      is to me? To me, Goth is to put
                      on a lying, smiling face
                      pretending that everything is Ok
                      when it's not.

                                FAITH
                      You don't know anything about the
                      way I feel you never could, never
                      will so don't sit here and tell
                      me what I need to do when you
                      need to be worrying about finding
                      out who you are because your
                      nothing.

                                SHAWN
                      Do you think I'm nothing... not
                      even a friend even when I try to
                      help you?

                                FAITH
                      Nothing...

            (SHAWN AND FAITH SIT FOR A MOMENT AND SHAWN'S EYES WATER UP AND
            HE GETS UP AND RUNS AWAY AND FAITH CRIES AGAIN.)

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                                                   FADE IN:

            INT. SHAWN'S HOUSE LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

            (NOW SHAWN IS FRANTICLY SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING GOING THROUGH
            CABINETS AND WE SEE SHAWN HAS A BLACK EYE. HE FINALLY FINDS WHAT
            HE IS LOOKING FOR BUT YOU CANT SEE IT ON CAMERA.)

                                SHAWN
                      Games over...

            (WE SEE A LOOK OF TERROR AND HORROR OF WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING
            NEXT WE SEE THE ENTIRE STORY IN HIS EYES ALONE AND IN HIS BODY
            MOVEMENT WHICH IS STIFF SHAWN JUST CONTINUES TO STAND THERE
            BOBBING BACK AND FOURTH SLOWLY.)

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                                                   FADE IN:

            EXT. FAITH'S HOUSE OUTSIDE - AFTERNOON

            (WE SEE FAITH STANDING BEFORE HER HOUSE AS AN AMBULANCE IS
            CARRYING A BODY IN A BODY BAG OUT AND FAITH STARTS TO CRY AND
            THAN ANGER FILLS HER MIND AS SHE SEES SHAWN OUR MAIN CHARACTER
            FROM EPISODE 2.)

                                FAITH
                      No... No... what did you do to my
                      mom!

                                SHAWN
                      I didn't do anything to her I
                      was...

                                FAITH
                      No!

                                SHAWN
                      She was dead before I got here
                      Faith.

            (FAITH FALLS TO THE FLOOR CRYING HAVING A BREAKDOWN.)

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                                V.O
                      Goth is a word, nothing more.
                      Like any other word, its meaning
                      depends on how people use it. The
                      only value in using a word is if
                      it successfully communicates a
                      certain idea to someone else. If
                      it doesn't work, stop using it,
                      come up with something different,
                      or say "Well, it may mean that to
                      you, but this is what I use it to
                      mean."

                                      END OF SHOW

     

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