Pure taboo – Adriana Chechik and Sadie Pop – Breaking Curfew
Puretaboo – Adriana Chechik and Sadie Pop – Breaking Curfew – The scene opens on two friends, as they drive down a dark residential street. Inside the car, they arelistening to music and reminiscing about the party they just left. As they turn off the main road and down a long quiet street, the one in the passenger seat, Amanda, tells her friend to turn off the music and dim the headlights. She doesn’t want her parents to catch her coming home after curfew. When they arrive at the house, Amanda gets out of the car. Her friend asks if she wants her to wait until she gets inside but Amanda shoos her off, not wanting the car to attract attention. She’ll just sneak in the back door as usual. Her friend drives off.
When Amanda goes around to the back, she is surprised to discover it locked. She walks back around to the front. There’s a note pinned on the door from her parents. It reads: Mandy: We told you not to break your curfew again! If the only way you’ll learn is to spend the night locked out then so be it. Mom & Dad. Amanda swears to herself and tries to open the door anyway. It’s locked. She goes under the mat for the spare key. It’s gone. Looking out into the night, she swears to herself again and slowly walks back to the street. Her friend is long gone by now. She pulls her phone out but it’s dead. The only choice she has is to walk back to the main road and try to find a payphone.
As she walks, she begins to feel uncomfortable. It feels like someone else is on the road. She keeps turning around and staring into the darkness. But she sees nothing. Finally, the anxiety makes her stop. She can definitely hear someone this time. She slowly turns around … her fists clenched. Stay back, she threatens, I have mace! The night is still and silent. Breathing hard, she turns back and starts walking again. Just as she begins to let her guard down, someone approaches from behind. She is spun around and her eyes go wide.
Amanda slowly opens her eyes. It is morning. The teen girl has been stripped down to her underwear. She is lying on a pile of hay in what appears to be a barn. As she comes to, she notices another girl slumped beside her. The girl is also in her underwear; her body streaked with mud and a dazed look in her eyes. Hugging her knees, she stares at Amanda. She has been waiting for her to wake up for hours now. Amanda tries to scream but the girl covers her mouth. Be quiet, she whispers, or he’ll hear you! She slowly removes her hand from Amanda’s mouth. When Amanda asks what’s happening, the girl explains that she’s been here for days. This guy has taken them both. He is some kind of lunatic. Amanda asks if he has done anything to them … anything sexual. The girl shakes her head. He keeps threatening too, she answers, but he can’t do it. He gets too anxious and leaves. I think he is really fucked up! Amanda asks the girl, who introduces herself as Jaime, some questions and the two girls realize they have a lot in common: they are both 19, live in the same neighborhood, and were taken at night. Just as Amanda turns the conversation back to the man who took them, they hear a noise and shut up. A young man staggers into the barn. He is clean cut and handsome but something about him seems unhinged. His eyes dart all over the barn anxiously as he walks over to the girls. Jaime pretends to be resting but Amanda stares him down. He leans into her face. You’re awake now, he says. Bravely, she tells him to let them go. Defiantly, he picks Jamie up and drags her to the center of the barn. He tells Amanda all the horrible things he has done to her and what he is going to do to both of them now that she’s awake. As he boasts, he hears something outside and tells the girls to shut up and wait. He storms out. Jamie staggers back over to Amanda.