Thursday, July 23, 2009

Union Square(d) Notes

Boyfriend and Girlfriend have a drunken fight in Union Square. Lightning bolt strikes from giant wand and makes them swap bodies.

He's an East Village indie rocker musician, loves Thompkins Square Park, dive bars and Mud coffee.

She's a West Village model, suntans in Washington Square, and hits up swank nightclubs.

They fight about how each other doesn't know how hard it is in their industry and social circles. They both go home drunk and wake up in the wrong bodies. He's got a big show that night, she's got a runway show that night.

Her friend helps him get dressed up, teaches him to model, and tells him some more intimate details about her that he doesn't know.

His friend helps her learn guitar, enough to fake it through the show, and learns stuff about him she doesn't know.

Walk a mile in each other's shoes.

She is grossed out by the dirty bars, he's intimidated by the high class lifestyle.

They come back together afterwards at Union Square and kiss, poof, reversal of the spell.

Act 1
Montage of the date, neutral zone, having a good time, get some drinks, hints of each other's personalities. Mid-town restaurant/bar, music.

Union Square meltdown fight, fade in mid-fight, they tell each other how easy the other one has it. She says he's lazy, can roll out of bed, throw on whatever, and then play some guitar. He says she just needs to look pretty and let everyone take care of her.

SFX blast, reverse clock runs backwards, weird POV walk home/cab ride. Both collapse in bed.

Wake up, discovery of body swap, roommates. They call and meet up at Astor Place. The Cube, Starbucks, fighting and realizing their dilemma. She tells him to call her friend to get her ready, he tells her to call his friend.

Act 2
They go back to each other's apts and really immerse themselves into each other's lives. He sees how hard it is to be a girl, she sees how hard it is to be a guy.

The friends get involved and help them learn who the other person is. We see what it is to get dressed up as a model and to rock out a musician. We see that true love of looking good and rocking out.

Then things get deep and we learn more about the other person. More intimate details about their past that shows how vulnerable they are and maybe why they are a bit guarded and standoffish.

Act 3
The big show! He has to walk the runway and she's got to rock out. The agency is ready to drop her, the band is ready to replace him. Somehow they pull it off, maybe they still fuck it up, and they get in trouble, but they also stand up to the other person that each other was intimidated by.

They rendezvous in Union Square and talk about things, laughing off what they thought was so important before. They kiss, and the spell is reversed.

Endings: they don't stay together but she discovers a musical side and he gets in touch with his photographic side.

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