Another Script.

Special Serie by Khoa Bui
with Kamilla Alnes.

Another Script.

JIM
We must kiss the snake on the tongue,
if it senses our fear, it will eat
us instantly. But if we kiss it
without fear, the snake will take us
through the garden and out the gate.
To our freedom -we must ride this
snake. To the end of time.

Pause. He has instilled a flux of fear in the group.

JOHN
I think I’m fucked up. I’m not
thinking right.

JIM
You’re fucked up John. Go with it,
confusion is the sound of creation.

JOHN
You should see your eyes right now,
you’re death. Look at your eyes —
you’re crazy man, you look crazy.
You scare me.

JIM
No no no John John. God is crazy
too. God is part insane as well as
sane. Not in control all the time.
Dionysus was the God of the wine. He
made ecstasy but he also made madness.
Madness is all right. That’s what
you want, isn’t it, isn’t it? Where’s
that joint?

ROBBIE
(crying)
I get scared thinking of all the
choices inside. I could go. I could
stay. I can live anywhere. I could
die now if I wanted. It’s limitless
choice… and no one cares.

JIM
Die Robbie.

JOHN
What the fuck!
Ray has his head buried in his hands.

RAY
I’m in pain man. I want something
from the peyote. I feel the universe
functioning perfectly but I’m still
perfectly locked inside myself.
Instead of Oneness, I feel total
Isolation. Aloneness. Fear… Pain…
Jim, all I feel is pain.

JIM
Pain makes me feel more alive Ray.
Pain is meant to wake us up. People
try to hide their pain but they’re
wrong.

JOHN
I feel Lust. I want to fuck everything
I can, and I know it will never be
enough.

JIM
(whispers)
Pam wants you.
(normal)
You’re a good Catholic John, you
want it so you can feel guilty about
it… Fuck death away John.

ROBBIE
I feel Fear… so bad I just numb
out all my feelings. I’m afraid of
my father, I’m afraid of Yahweh… I
wish I could play my guitar.

JIM
Maybe you should kill your father
Robbie. He tried to kill you. Kill
him!

ROBBIE
I’m so fucking scared.

JIM

But you’re Alive! It’s beautiful!
Fear, pain, lust, we’ve got to know
all our feelings before we can come
out the other side free men. Don’t
feel ashamed of yourselves, don’t
let society destroy your reality.
Our freedom’s the only thing worth
dying for, it’s the only thing worth
living for!

Special Serie I : Another Script.
Photography : Khoa Bui
Model : Kamilla Alnes
For DIGITAL TEMPLE Magazine – MMXIII.

Text Credits : The Doors (1991) movie script
by Randall Jahnson and Oliver Stone.
Shooting draft, 1991.