Episode 05 :
1- So, Sharon’s life was, like, developing…in this natural, healthy way. While my life
was, like, clogged.
2- What does it mean, to call something Kafka-esque? [pause] Anyone?
Wanna take a guess?
Brian : Um, when something seems like a total nightmare, and you can’t
believe it’s really happening, only…it is.
Rinaldi : Can you give me an example of something Kafka-esque?
AngelaVO: Sharon Cherski having a boyfriend…and not me.
3- Exactly! I don’t want to be a girl. I just wanna hang with girls.
4- No, I have the right to live my own life.
5- Angela : Who are they to say that? I mean, I don’t want people saying that
Rayanne : Or maybe about you, ’cause we’re friends.
Angela : Rayanne, that’s not it.
AngelaVO: Or maybe it was…kinda it.
6- Okay, so I have a zit. I have a zit on my chin. It’s not the end
of the world. Exactly.
7- This girl…is everywhere. Perfect face, perfect body. I hate her.
8- I gotta tell ya, now, after all these years, I actually like the way I look.
And that’s all that matters.
9- The worst feeling is suddenly realizing that…[looks at her chest, looks at girls passing by] you don’t measure up. And that in the past, when you thought you did, you were a fool.
10- They’ve been holding hands for, like, two weeks. I’m serious, they never let go. I mean, it’s like their hands have been surgically implanted, you know? I mean, how do they eat?
11- I mean, people pairing off…into couples. It’s like…I wasn’t expecting it, or something, like, like, did we cover this, was I absent that day?
12- Angela : What?
Patty : He said you have lovely skin.
Angela : [laughs] Yeah, right.
Patty : Angela, « thank you » will suffice.
13- Cosmetic: Well, you know, I do makeovers. I could do one for her, for the
fashion show, if…you’re interested.
Patty : Really? Well, that might be fun, right?
Angela : You think I need a makeover?
Patty : I didn’t say you need it, I… Never mind.
14- Who taught you, please, who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? Who taught you to hate the color of your skin, to such extent that you bleach, to get like the white man? Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose, and the shape of your lips? Who taught you to hate yourself, from the top of your head, to the soles of your feet? Who taught you to hate your own kind? Who taught you to hate, the race that you belong to? So much so, that you don’t want to be around each other. Oh no, before you come asking Mr. Mohammed, does he teach hate, you should ask, who yourself, who taught you, to hate being what God gave you.
15- Rickie : Okay, see the Egyptians, they wore eyeliner to…ward off the evil spirits. They believed that if they outlined their eyes, that the good spirits would spot ’em easier. I read it in a book. So that’s why I tried it. The eyeliner, I mean.
Brian : So you believe in, like, evil spirits?
Rickie : Oh no, I, I’m Catholic. Basically, I just like how it looks.
Brian : Oh, okay. Well, that kinda makes sense, I guess.
16- It had become the focus of everything. It was all I could feel, all I could think about. It blotted out the rest of my face, the rest of my life. Like the zit had become…the truth about me.
17- My hair is so hard to control. You’re so lucky, you’ve got that kind of hair you don’t even have to bother with. [pause] Oh my gosh, look at those dark circles under my eyes. I am so tired. I went out late dancing with my boyfriend every night this week.
Like you, you look like you get a good night’s sleep, every night. I have to go places with him and listen to him tell me how he’s always thinking about me, and how he gets jealous all the time. Do you have a boyfriend?
Angela : No.
Model : Oh my gosh, you are so lucky.
18- Rayanne : Look, stop screwing around and just pop it, okay? So you can get
on with your life!
Angela : But won’t popping it cause a scar?
Rayanne : Anything causes a scar. Living causes a scar. My mother has a
humongous scar from having me. Does that mean that I shoulda never
Angela : So you’re saying, pop it?
Rayanne : [« Duh, squared » look] I gotta go.
Rickie : Don’t put concealer on it. It just clogs your pores worse.
Rayanne : Just pop it!
19- I would think that you would welcome the opportunity to, to dress up, to look your best-
Angela : Who am I looking my best for?
Patty : For you! Of course, this is for you.
20- Angela : Mom, just face the facts, okay? [voice starting to quiver]
Patty : What facts? What-
Angela : That I’m ugly, okay? Just face it. I have.
Patty : How can you say that? How can you possibly-
Angela : By looking in the mirror, okay? By looking at you, at the way you
look at me.
Patty : How…do I look at you?
Angela : By the way you instruct me on how to wash my face so I don’t get
zits. Like you have to fix me. Like you’re ashamed of me.
Patty : Oh no, Angela, sweetheart, no-
Angela : ‘Cause you expect me to be beautiful…because you’re beautiful.
[pause] Well, I’m sorry. I’m not. I’m just not. [leaves]
21- You really have…no clue…how attractive you are, do you?
21- Nothing. I just…you’re just pretty surprising for somebody I’ve known…forever.
23- The point is, is he’s the same person…inside. No matter what he looks like.
24- Why do girls have to tear each other down?
Angela : I guess ’cause they’re jealous. I mean, I was…of you…for having what you have.
Sharon : Do you know how many times this week I wished I had what you have?
Angela : But I don’t have anything.
Sharon : Exactly. [« Sorry, don’t mean anything by it » look]
25- You know what? How many guys you do, or do not sleep with, is, like, so, none of my business. It has nothing to do with our friendship, okay?
26- Angela : Yeah, it’s her dream…that I magically turn into this…perfect, pretty daughter that she can show off and take all the credit for. Too bad. I don’t quite measure up.
Danielle: Well, you do. More than I do.
Angela : What?
Danielle: It’s true. I mean, face it. Who does she pick to do it with? I mean, not that I really wanted to do it…that much. [leaves]
27- Angela : But, look at you. So, did you love being pretty?
Patty : I don’t know. I don’t think I ever…really let myself know I was. I was always…really careful not to seem stuck up or vain or confident. And, I, I look at a…picture like that and I see…my God, I was pretty. Oh, so pretty. I just wish that I had been able to enjoy it. [pause] That’s…all I want for you is…to enjoy…what you really are.
28- Sometimes it seems like we’re all living in, like, some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It’s good to get really dressed up, once in a while. And admit the truth. That when you really look closely, people are so strange and so complicated that they’re actually…beautiful. Possibly even me.