...and these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through...David Bowie
MIDDLEBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL
Jeremy: (voiceover) Saturday...March 4, 2015. Middleborough High, Middleborough, New Jersey.
Dear Mr. Reyes...we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was that we did wrong, what we did was wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write this essay telling you who we think we are, what do you care? You see us as you want to see us...in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. You see us as a geek, an athlete, a gamer, a princess, a dick, an actress, a girl who likes FroYo, and a gossip girl. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at seven o'clock this morning. We were brainwashed...
(Chloe and her dad are sitting in their car in the parking lot. Chloe is the prom queen and is clearly a snob)
Chloe: I can't believe you can't get me out of this...I mean it's so stupid I have to be here on a Saturday! It's not like I'm a defective or anything.
Mr. Valentine: I'll make it up to you...Honey, ditching class to go shopping doesn't make you a defective. Have a good day.
(Chloe rolls her eyes, gets out of the car and walks up the school front steps)
(His mom is there. He is sort of a nerd)
Mrs. Heere: Is this the first time or the last time we do this?
Mrs. Heere: Well get in there and use the time to your advantage...
Jeremy: Mom, we're not supposed to study; we just have to sit there and do nothing.
Mrs. Heere: Well mister, you figure out a way to study… Well go!
(Jeremy gets out of the car and walks towards the school)
(Jake is clearly a jock; he's wearing a letterman's jacket with lots of patches on it)
Mr. Dillinger: Hey, I screwed around...guys screw around, there's nothing wrong with that. Except you got caught, Sport.
Jake: Yeah, mom already reminded me, alright?
Mr. Dillinger: You wanna miss a match? You wanna blow your ride? Now no school's gonna give a scholarship to a discipline case.
(Jake gets out of the car and walks into the school)
(Rich is walking towards the school, wearing sunglasses. A car is coming towards him but he doesn't stop walking. The car slams on its breaks directly in front of him. Rich gets out of the way. Out of the car steps Michael. He is dressed in a black hoodie with tons of patches, and his hair covers his face. He steps forward to look in the car's front window but the car drives away. Jenna rides up to the school on her bike, with Christine walking next to her, reading the script to a play. Brooke is the last to arrive. She obviously went to pinkberry because she's eating strawberry frozen yogurt right now)
(There are six tables in two rows of three. Chloe is sitting at the front table. Jeremy comes in and sits at the table behind her. Jake comes in and points at the chair next to Chloe at the front table. She shrugs and he sits there. In walks Rich, he touches everything on the checkout desk and takes a few things in the process. He walks over to where Jeremy is sitting and points to the table on the opposite side of the Library. Jeremy reluctantly gets up and moves. Rich sits at the table where Jeremy was and puts his feet up. Michael walks in. He walks all the way around the library and sits in the back corner table, just behind Jeremy.
Jake and Chloe look at each other and snicker.
Jeremy looks at Michael in confusion and then turns away. Jenna and Christine walk in at the same time, and sit at the table next to Michael. Brooke walks in, tosses her empty frozen yogurt cup in the trash can, and sits at the table next to Chloe and Jake)