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the one where they meet Last edited by queenvsbarton, on 04/05/2015. 1 comment. More scene info.

FADE IN:

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INT. DEAN'S OFFICE - DAY

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Open on a wide shot and zoom in on the subject slowly.

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An androgynous teenager sits in an armchair, curled in on themself and staring at their phone. Bright pink hair falls over their eyes, and they're wearing a denim jacket far too large for their thin figure. This is ALEX GABRIEL.

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ALEX (V.O.)

Do you want to know why I'm here? It's because of my stupid dad. I got expelled from school a few weeks ago and this is the only one that'd accept me.

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ALEX stabs angrily at the screen of the phone, and a quick cut shows them declining a call from someone named ZACH. They open Instagram and scroll through, stopping on a photo of two teen girls on the arms of a sporty teenage boy. All are wearing matching maroon-and-black school uniforms and wide smiles.

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ALEX (V.O.) (CONT'D)

Looks like my so-called friends are getting along fine without me.

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ALEX closes their phone and looks up, hearing a door open. Cut to MORGAN WHITE, a man in his late 40's, who walks into the room holding a small handful of paper. Track as he sits behind a large desk in the middle of the office, which bears a name tag reading "M. WHITE", subtitled with "DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS".

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WHITE

Alex, although we completely accept your identity, there are some exceptions we cannot make. You're going to have to make a few decisions.

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Cut to ALEX, showing their next line isn't said out loud.

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ALEX (V.O.)

My "identity." Stuck somewhere between being a guy and being a girl.

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WHITE shuffles through his papers and reads off of a sheet. The camera cuts between both of their faces as they speak.

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WHITE (CONT'D)

Lawrence Academy requires two physical education credits, one of which you already have. Our classes for it, however, are not co-ed.

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ALEX sits up, leaning forward.

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ALEX

And I have to choose the guys' class or the girls' class?

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WHITE

Yes. You'll also need to decide which uniform to wear, and which dormitory you would like to stay in.

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ALEX closes their eyes and puts a hand over their face, thinking. They sigh and look back up.

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ALEX

The girls' class and the guys' uniform, I guess. (beat) Can I think about the dorm for a while? It's kind of a big decision.

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WHITE

Yes, of course. Just try to make your decision before 4:30 tonight, or the paperwork won't be done in time and you'll have to find somewhere else to go for the night.

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WHITE reaches into a drawer in his desk, and pulls out an envelope. He takes a page out of the handful on his desk and hands both to ALEX.

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WHITE (cont'd)

Here's a map of the property, a map of the main school building, and a copy of your schedule. There are some other things there, but you've probably seen them already. You can keep your things in my office until you've got somewhere else to put them.

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Camera cuts to over ALEX's shoulder and shows that the text on the paper shakes and spins. It's difficult to read, if at all possible.

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ALEX (V.O.)

Dyslexia. I can't read these fancy fonts for shit.

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