EPISODE 7

 

 

INT. SMALL APARTMENT - NIGHT

Kanye and Eric walk in. Modest place, but cute.

KANYE

This is the VERY first apartment I took, here in NY, when I was broke. And I keep it...to stay humble.

ERIC

Humble? There’s only one narcissist on the planet worse than you!

KANYE

Yo. Don’t start calling me Daddy and shit.

Eric smiles coyly then plants a kiss on Kanye. First tentative, then more passionately.

ERIC

I’ve never done this before.

KANYE

Me neither, man.

They kiss more.

 

 

 

 

INT. BEDROOM - LATER, NIGHT
In bed Kanye and Eric learn each other’s bodies. In candlelight we see their forms and their bodies entwined.

KANYE

Does that feel good?

ERIC

Feels great.
How ’bout this?

KANYE

Um...um...hurts a little. Go slow.
Slow! Slow!! Yeah. Better. Oh yeah!

INT. BEDROOM - LATER, NIGHT
Eric and Kanye are staring up at the ceiling, exhausted.

KANYE

Oh my God...what the hell!

ERIC

I don’t know if I want to kiss you more. Or just run the hell out of here.

KANYE

I know.

They hold each other sweetly.

 

 

 

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INT. MMA GYM - DAY
Mixed Martial Arts gym. We see a boxing ring in the background. And we see DJ listening to a trainer who walks DJ around the facility, giving DJ a tour.

DJ is skipping rope. Not in the ring.

DJ is in the ring. Circling slowly. No gloves on. Trainer is shadowing him.

In the ring, DJ throws slow punches, then kicks into the opened gloves of the trainer.

 

 

 

 

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. OVAL OFFICE - DAY
Megyn Kelly, the TV journalist is meeting with Donald and Jared.

MEGYN

I'm developing my new show. It's really stressful. You know how I relax?

DONALD

You masturbate incessantly. You told me already. You said you rub it for good luck. Like it’s a rabbit’s foot.

MEGYN

Sir! Don’t be vulgar. What I do to relax? I read Russian secret reports.

JARED

Can’t trust everything you read.

MEGYN

I’ve seen the surveillance footage too. I know what you are doing in North Korea.

DONALD

Impossible. We haven’t even broke ground yet. The red tape is unbelievable. No pun intended.

Jared squirms and Donald realizes he just admitted something fucked up.

MEGYN

This story could END your Presidency.

JARED

Do you really think we’d do business in North Korea? We’d get crucified.

DONALD

Martha Stewart!

MEGYN

Huh?

DONALD

It was Martha! Stroking herself.
Like it’s a rabbit’s foot.

JARED

Mr. President!!

DONALD

So...Megyn...okay...I hear you.
Rebuilding North Korea with American taxpayer money and then...my family profiting from it..this might seem...to cross a line.

MEGYN

I can destroy you. Oh YES! And it would revive my career.

DONALD

Go ahead! I fucking hate this job!

JARED

What do you want in exchange for your silence?

MEGYN

Exclusive access. The President is to appear solely on my show. Once a week. And no press conferences in between. And no tweeting.

DONALD

No way.

JARED

"Tuesdays with Trump"?

MEGYN

Something like that. So...we have a deal?

JARED

Yes.

She gets up to leave. Shakes hands with Donald and Jared.

DONALD

You’ve lost too much weight Megyn. Too much. You look like a piece of gristle.

MEGYN

And you’ll die in office.

DONALD

So mean Megyn...so mean.

 

 

 

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

 

 

 

EXT. WHITE HOUSE LAWN - DAY
Ivanka is walking with her Assistant, late 20’s female.
Ivanka is looking down at her phone. But her Assistant is checking out the men approaching.

ASSISTANT

Yum. Yum.

Ivanka looks up.

Major Driscoll, 30’s very, very handsome, in full dress Marine uniform. He is walking with General Vail, late 60’s and Donald.
Major Driscoll looks and acts JUST LIKE Hollywood hunk, Channing Tatum!! Kinda spooky.
AND...General Vail looks and acts JUST LIKE Tinseltown legend, Tommy Lee Jones!! Extra kinda spooky.

Major Driscoll speaks in hushed tones. Donald and General Vail listen attentively. Ivanka is impressed. Major Driscoll notices her, but just barely.

 

 

 

 

FADE TO BLACK

 

 

 

 

EPISODE 8

 

 

 

 

INT. YOGA STUDIO - DAY

It’s bustling, and crowded. Latecomers trying to squeeze in. From behind we see a male and female vie for the same spot on the floor. They both toss their mats down, the mats landing on top of one other. We see that the female is Ivanka and the male is Major Driscoll.

IVANKA

I was here first.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

You were not.

IVANKA

Look I’m busy, the class is starting.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

I’m busy too.

He takes off his sweatshirt and she cannot help but admire his physique. And he smiles at this.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Go ahead, take the spot. I’ll go in the back.

IVANKA

Do I know you?

MAJOR DRISCOLL

No. And not a terribly original pick-up line. I’m surprised.

He smiles, she’s a bit taken aback.

 

 

 

 

INT. YOGA STUDIO RECEPTION AREA - LATER

Ivanka and Major Driscoll run into each other.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

How was the shower?

IVANKA

Hot. And wet. Was that a better pick-up line, soldier?

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Someone should wash your mouth out with soap.

IVANKA

Someone should. Bathroom’s 15 feet away.

He hesitates.

IVANKA

That’s what I thought.

She smiles then walks away.

INT. KITCHEN OF SMALL APARTMENT - MORNING

Kanye is serving breakfast. Eggs and toast.

KANYE

Hurry up! It’s getting cold!

Eric comes out of shower, drying off. They kiss, romantic and comfortable. Zero tension.

ERIC

Let’s blow off work. Stay in. Watch movies.

KANYE

Okay. My pick. Hmm? Dr. Zhivago?
Or L’Eclisse? Or both!!

 

 

 

 

INT. BEDROOM - DAY, LATER

Eric and Kanye are in bed, laptop propped on Kanye’s knee.

KANYE

Who you like better? Julie Christie or Monica Vitti?

ERIC

Alain Delon!

Kanye pokes Eric in the ribs, faux jealous.

 

 

 

 

INT. OVAL OFFICE - DAY

Megyn is walking out of the office as Donald and Jared watch her leave.

DONALD

How dangerous is she? On a scale of 1-10?

JARED

An 8. We gotta take her seriously.

They’re quiet, then...

DONALD

You fucking her?

Jared is quiet, shy, embarrassed.

DONALD

Oh, grow up. I don’t care. I mean really? Yesterday someone emailed me a photo of Eric going down on Kanye West.

JARED

They ARE close, sir.

DONALD

What? I thought it was photoshopped!

They’re quiet for a moment, then...

DONALD

Eric looks like he knows what he’s doing.

JARED

Is that right, sir?

DONALD

If you ENJOY doing it, that’s 90% of the battle. Or so I’m told.

 

 

 

 

INT. PUBLIC LIBRARY READING ROOM - NIGHT

At a long table DJ sits. It’s late, the library is almost empty. He’s engrossed in a book. A pile of books sits next to him.

 

 

 

 

INT. PUBLIC LIBRARY CHECK OUT - NIGHT

DJ smiles as librarian checks out his 3 books.

 

 

 

 

FADE TO BLACK

EPISODE 9

 

 

 

 

INT. PSYCHIATRIST’S OFFICE - DAY

DJ sits with Dr. Laura. She hands him a book.

DR. LAURA

Open up to page 112.

DJ

Winston Churchill.

DR. LAURA

He had severe depressive episodes. He even named them! He called them his "Black Dog".

DJ

Churchill was amazing. I had no idea.

DR. LAURA

I’ve spoken with your family doctor about your anti-depressants. But, I also want you to know, that many leaders have battled depression. Lincoln also, maybe even MLK.

DJ

Really?

DR. LAURA

Read the Churchill quote from page 112.

DJ

"I don’t like standing near the edge of a platform when an express train is passing. A second’s action would end everything. A few drops of desperation."

DJ puts the book down, deeply affected.

DR. LAURA

Some researchers claim that depressive types have certain abilities that "normal" people do not have. They conclude that...crisis moments in history...are better suited for depressives.

DJ

You’re kidding. I’m floored.

 

 

 

 

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. YOGA CLASS - DAY

Yoga class is over and people are walking out. Ivanka runs into Major Driscoll, who seems lost in thought, and a little sad.

IVANKA

Hey. Are you alright?

He stops in his tracks, pensive.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Sometimes these classes bring up things. That’s all.

IVANKA

What do you mean?

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Emotional things.

IVANKA

It’s the hips. We carry our stress in the hips and when the stress is released...that’s why sometimes you see people crying during the hip opening exercises.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Do you ever?

IVANKA

What?

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Do you ever feel like you’re living a lie?

Ivanka is shocked by this confession. So much so that she almost loses her composure, and almost cries.

Major Driscoll puts his hand on her shoulder.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. SMALL APARTMENT - DUSK

Kanye and Eric are about to exit the apartment. Pensive, they’re both wondering if their fling is over.

KANYE

How many times we gonna do this?

ERIC

I know. I have a family.

KANYE

Me too.

ERIC

Can we just go to the end of the month, and see how things stand?
Let’s not break up now.

KANYE

Okay.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. OVAL OFFICE - DAY

Donald is on phone, lost in conversation. Jared and Megyn sit near. They speak softly, flirty.

JARED

What else do the Russians know?

MEGYN

That you and Ivanka are barely intimate. Her loss.

JARED

Thank you. The rejection is...Hell.

Megyn takes his hand genuinely. The attraction is real.

 

 

 

 

FADE TO BLACK