Juicy by Anastasia Traina & Pam Widener
The Little Red Lighthouse by Ana Traina ~ 2010 ~
Here is one of my favorite excerpts from the screenplay, JUICY, that I wrote with Pam Widener! I don’t think I have ever had a better time writing!!
EXT. LITTLE RED LIGHTHOUSE – MAGIC HOUR
Ulysses stands on a rock near the river. He pulls an urn
out of the box from Carole’s closet.
He opens the urn, takes a moment to look inside. He
smells his father’s ashes, then scatters them in the
wind. He pauses for a moment, then takes a breath and
puts the lid back on the urn.
Ulysses turns around and walks back to the lighthouse to
join his friends, Izzy, Lulu and PETE (6 feet tall, red
hair and freckles, not a big talker). They’re drinking
Red Bulls and smoking a joint. Ulysses sits next to Izzy
and puts his head on her shoulder. Pete hands him the
It’s so perfect here.
And the sky is freaking my freak, it’s so
How’d you know about this place?
His dad used to take him here.
When I was a kid I used to love this book
about a gray bridge and a little
lighthouse. I had no idea it was a real
place until my dad brought me here.
Pete nods in deep understanding.
Wow. It’s perfect. Wow.
Ulysses takes a long hit from the joint. He holds it for
a minute in contemplation. He exhales… laughs.
My nana is going to be so pissed at me.
She’s going to have to deal.
Mm mm mm…
They sit in silence for what seems to be a long time.
I just gotta tell somebody before I bust.
They all look at Lulu. Lulu looks at Ulysses.
I’m like crushing on your uncle so badly.
Izzy bursts into laughter. Ulysses is horrified.
He’s like fucking fat. I mean, he’s my
uncle but he’s–
No. He’s like, juicy. Yeah. Juicy.
Now Izzy’s grossed out. Pete is perplexed.
What are you talking about?
I mean he’s like, juicy. I just want to
squeeze him. And he’s deep. It’s written
all in his eyes. His waters run deep.
Damn Lulu. He’s way too old for you.
Pete nods vigorously. They drop off into silence for a
You know, I really liked your dad. …A
Pete nods at his own statement. Ulysses puts a hand on
his shoulder. Pete nods some more.