An excerpt from the Broken Bulbs screenplay.

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               INT. FRANK'S BEDROOM

               Frank is at his desk. 
               He looks at an open TEST BOOKLET and
               intently fills in circles on a SCANTRON sheet. 

               Bonnie sits on the edge of his bed and smokes. 
               She checks her watch.
            
                                   BONNIE
                         Times up.

               Frank quickly fills in a few more circles. 

                                   BONNIE
                         Pencils down. 

               He puts his pencil down. 

                                   BONNIE
                         Let me see. 

               He gets up and hands her his scantron and booklet. 
               Bonnie looks the test over.  

                                   BONNIE
                         Good work, buddy.

                                   FRANK
                         I didn't get to finish every one.

                                   BONNIE
                         This'll be fine. Just a sample
                         anyway. 

                                   FRANK
                         What's it for?

                                   BONNIE
                         Sit down.

               Frank nervously sits next to her. 

                                   BONNIE
                         It's kinda like an aptitude test.
                         Potential. Direction. Motivation.
                         Blah, blah, blah. 

               She looks over his answers.

                                   FRANK
                         Did I do good?

                                   BONNIE
                         Well...this isn't official or
                         anything, but just a quick scan of
                         your results tells me that you've
                         had some accumulation which led to
                         aggravation, dissemination,
                         localization, and right now, we're
                         smack-dab in the middle of
                         manifestation.

                                   FRANK
                         Okay. So what's that mean?

                                   BONNIE
                         It means that I think we need to
                         take the next step
                         before...disruption.

                                   FRANK
                         Disruption?

                                   BONNIE
                         Yes. We need to disrupt the
                         disruption.

                                   FRANK
                         And how to do we disrupt the
                         disruption?

                                   BONNIE
                         We take the next step.

                                   FRANK
                         What's the next step?

                                   BONNIE
                         We clean the toxic stuff.

                                   FRANK
                         What's the toxic stuff?

                                   BONNIE
                         The toxic stuff that's holding all
                         the bad junk in one, local place.

                                   FRANK
                         Okay...

                                   BONNIE
                         It can't move so it becomes,
                         localized. 

                                   FRANK
                         Okay...

                                   BONNIE
                         Localization.

                                   FRANK
                         So what do we clean it with?

                                   BONNIE
                         A seed.

               Beat.

                                   FRANK
                         I'm not sure I understand, Bonnie.

               Bonnie pulls a MANILA ENVELOPE from her bag and carefully
               slides the scantron and the booklet into it. 

                                   BONNIE
                         Do you have any aches and pains?
                         Discomfort? Discoloration? Uh,
                         ambiguous discombobulating
                         phenomena?

                                   FRANK
                         My tooth hurts.

                                   BONNIE
                         Oh! Good! Did you try the
                         toothpaste?

                                   FRANK
                         Yeah.

                                   BONNIE
                         And?

                                   FRANK
                         I loved it.

               She claps her hands.

                                   BONNIE
                         Glorious! Then you're ready.

                                   FRANK
                         For what?

               She licks the envelope, seals it and slides it into her bag. 

                                   BONNIE
                         For implantation.

                                   FRANK
                         Implantation?

                                   BONNIE
                         Yup.

               Beat. Frank thinks.

                                   FRANK
                         So are you like, a muse?

               SMACK! Bonnie SLAPS him across the face really hard. 

                                   FRANK
                         Oh my God!

               He grabs his cheek.

                                   BONNIE
                         We don't use that word. 

                                   FRANK
                         Jesus.

                                   BONNIE
                         That word's not for me. I don't
                         like labels. 

                                   FRANK
                         Sorry.

                                   BONNIE
                         I don't wanna be known by some
                         stupid, mythological bullshit. It's
                         not my style.

                                   FRANK
                         Okay. Sorry.

                                   BONNIE
                         It's all right. 

                                   FRANK
                         So what should I call you?

                                   BONNIE
                         Bonnie will suffice. 

                                   FRANK
                         Okay. 

               He rubs his face.

                                   FRANK (CONT'D)
                         You hit me so hard.

                                   BONNIE
                         I know I did, Franky-boy. But you
                         deserved it. 

               Frank nods. 

                                   FRANK
                         Are you gonna give me more
                         toothpaste?

               Bonnie smiles and takes a drag from her cigarette.

                                   BONNIE
                         I'm gonna give you more than that,
                         baby-boy. I'm gonna give you a hell
                         of a lot more than that.

                                                           DISSOLVE TO:



               INT. FRANK'S BEDROOM - LATER

               Frank is lying on the bed. Bonnie secures his wrists to the
               HEADBOARD and his ankles to the BEDPOSTS with HANDCUFFS. 

                                   FRANK
                         Is this gonna hurt?

                                   BONNIE
                         I guarantee that you have never
                         felt pain quite this extreme
                         before.

                                   FRANK
                         Oh God.

                                   BONNIE
                         You're gonna feel things that will
                         be so new to you that your body
                         won't know how to react. You have
                         no frame of reference for what I'm
                         about to give you. This is all
                         gonna be, well...quite painful, but
                         it'll also be, a very, very wild
                         ride.

                                   FRANK
                         Okay.

                                   BONNIE
                         I'm actually a little jealous.

               She gently places her hand on his face.

                                   BONNIE
                         Now close your eyes. 

               Frank closes his eyes. 

                                   BONNIE
                         All I'm gonna do...

               She reaches into her BAG and slowly pulls out a HAMMER and a
               NAIL. Both adorned with the "INSPICORP" logo.

                                   BONNIE (CONT'D)
                         ...is hammer a nail into your
                         forehead.

               Frank's eyes fling open.

                                   FRANK
                         WHAT?!

               Bonnie places the nail against Frank's lips.

                                   BONNIE
                             (very calm)
                         Shhh...relax...

               She removes a small canister filled with GREEN SEE-THROUGH
               GELCAPS from her coat pocket and RATTLES them.

                                   BONNIE (CONT'D)
                         See these?

                                   FRANK
                         Yes.

                                   BONNIE
                         These puppies are the magic beans.
                         If I don't have a spot to plant
                         them then they can never grow into
                         big strong bean stalks, Jacky-boy. 

               She slowly, seductively slides nail up Frank's face. 

                                   BONNIE (CONT'D)
                         Bean stalks that lead to a world
                         filled with endless
                         ideas...imagination...freedom...
                         potential...something.

               She stops the nail just above his RIGHT EYEBROW and spins it
               on its point. 

               Frank trembles.

                                   FRANK
                         Bonnie, I don't think I want--

                                   BONNIE
                         I'm here to save you, Franky-boy.
                         Don't you realize that?

               He nervously nods.

                                   BONNIE
                         You're why I exist. And we gotta do
                         some work so my existence means
                         something. Cuz when my existence
                         means something, your existence
                         means even more. And that's good
                         right?

                                   FRANK
                         Bonnie, I just don't--

               She leans in close.

                                   BONNIE
                         You're a virgin, Frank. I have to
                         open you up.

                                   FRANK
                         Bonnie...

                                   BONNIE
                         Everything is going to be
                         wonderful, baby-boy. You know how I
                         know?

               He squeezes tears from his eyes.

                                   FRANK
                         No.

               She presses her lips against his ear.

                                   BONNIE
                         Cuz, You. Are. Not. Nothing. 

                                   FRANK
                         Bonnie, I don't--

               She abruptly sits up and draws the hammer back.

                                   FRANK
                         Bonnie!

               She smiles.

                                   FRANK
                         BONNIE!!!!!!!

               She SWINGS.

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