The Idol (2023): Season 1, Episode 2 - Double Fantasy - full transcript

After clashing with her team over her album's first single, Jocelyn pushes herself to the limit on the set of her new music video, while Nikki sees potential in backup dancer Dyanne. Later, Tedros introduces Jocelyn and Leia to Iz...

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(Nikki sighs)

- Xander: Hey.
- Hi.

(Nikki grunts)

Okay, who knows why
we've been summoned?

Jocelyn says she's
found her new sound.

- Oh, okay, okay.
- Xander: Mm-hmm.

What about the sound
we created for her?

(text whooshes)

(text whooshes)

Nikki: You guys
are enabling her.

There's, obviously,
something a bit off.

Not all oars are in the water...

(emphatically) The
girl's mother died.

So, my mother's dead.
Is your mother alive?

- You are somethin' else.
- People die.

(text whooshes)

(text whooshes)

People die... all the time.

- Are you fuckin' joking now?
- Everybody dies.

- Are you serious?
- What?

- Jocelyn: Hi, guys!
- Destiny: Here she comes.

- Uh-oh. Oh, hi.
- (all greeting Jocelyn)

Hi! Thank you guys
so much for coming.

I know it was last
minute and everything.

- Nikki: It's alright.
- You call, we come.

So, um, last night,

I got a little bit inspired

- and I took "World Class Sinner"...
- Okay.

- Destiny: Mm-hmm.
- And I re-did it.

- Nikki: What?
- Destiny: Mm.

Well, I just... I made
it my own a little bit.

Nikki: Okay.

Okay, Nikki, before you make up your
mind, will you just listen to it?

- I'm, I'm really excited to play it for you.
- I mean... (sighs)

- Sure. Sure. (chuckles) Sure.
- Jocelyn: Is the speaker on?

- Leia: Yeah, it's set up.
- Just gonna connect to the...

("World Class Sinner" plays)

(heavy breathing in song)

(moaning in song)

(sultry) ♪ Baby,
it's hard to see ♪

♪ When you're lookin' at me ♪

♪ But I do what I want,
don't give a fuck at all ♪

♪ Lookin' for
something sweet ♪

- ♪ When it gets time to eat ♪
- (moaning continues)

♪ You better start
to run when I call ♪

♪ 'Cause I know that
you don't really know ♪

♪ Know how to handle it ♪

♪ My heart's cold as a stone ♪

♪ When you ask me who
you're dealin' with ♪


♪ I'm just a freak, yeah ♪

♪ You know I want it
(distorted) baaad ♪

- (Xander claps)
- Woo!

(Jocelyn chuckles)

I mean, okay, I'll go first.

I mean, it's not
happening, it's not.

- I-I mean, what? What? It, it...
- Chaim: Alright. Wait, hold on.

- Hold o... Hey, Nikki.
- It's, it's not happening.

-It's not. Chaim, don't.

Okay, but, Nikki,
this, this is something

that, like, no one's doing.

- Nobody sounds like this.
- Well, yeah!

There's a reason no one
is doing this right now.

It's... It's not commercial.

Okay, but I told you
it's not finished.

By the time I finish it,
it will be commercial.

Well, we have a
giant fucking hit.

Why would we change it?
Ticket sales are down.

But, Nikki, it's not me.

- It's not me.
- The single drops next Friday.

We've already done
our spends on radio,

on digital, on streaming,

and we spent $1 million

on the goddamn fucking

giant strip club
for the video that

you and, uh, uh,
Sarah Lawrence here

are shooting this week.


That's fine. I'll just...
I'll release it myself.

- Wait, baby. No, no, no, no, no.
- What the fuck are you... Okay.

So, you think you've got a bigger
fuckin' dick than me now, Princess?

You wanna fuckin' back
it up a little bit

and go through a
little oral history

of how we fucking got here?

Because I am more than happy.

I'll spell it out for you.

Remember when your
mother got sick?

It was Finkelstein and I.

We came to you and we said,

"We should cancel that tour."

And you said, "No, Nikki, don't.

Please. I can do
it. Trust me."

And then a week before you're
gonna play Madison Square Garden,

I get a call that you are
out of your fucking mind,

babbling up on the roof,

talking to, uh, things

- in outer fuckin' space.
- Chaim: All right, all right.

- We don't have to rehash...
- So, wait, so what do we do?

We cut our losses, we
refund the tickets.

We spent eight months
getting you healthy,

and then we spend millions
sending you around the world,

putting you with producers

to give you an EP

of giant fucking
big-titted hits!

And now, you're gonna
sit here and tell me

that, "It's not me.
I don't like it."

Well, that's too bad.
It's too fucking late.

That train has left the station

and whether you like it or not,

you are going for that ride!

My suggestion to you?

Appear grateful.

Put on that face,
the grateful one.

Yeah... there it is.

- Well, thank you, Nikki, for being so predictable.
- (softly) You're welcome.

And, um...

fuck everyone else for
being a fucking coward.

(line ringing)

I mean, who wouldn't be grateful

after being talked to like that?

(line ringing)

Voicemail: Your call
has been forwarded

- to an automatic...
- (ends call)

Nikki: It doesn't
make any sense.

- We have a giant fucking hit.
- Xander: Have some tact

- in the way that you say it.
- It was s... Yeah.

But you know it was awful.

- Why don't one of you...
- I-I actually like it.

- I think it's cool.
- I think it's...

- I like all the breathing in it.
- Oh, please. You don't like it.

Chaim: We're not
gonna win this one.

I just didn't realize how hard

this was gonna be without her.

When I lost my mother, I
was a wreck for a year.

Of course, my mother
was nice to me.

(both laughing)


What did you think of the song?

You don't believe in it?

You know what I believe in?




(new version of "World
Class Sinner" playing)

(moaning, heavy
breathing in song)

(moaning, breathing continue)

(moaning continues)

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

(phone buzzing)

- Hey.
- Tedros (on phone): Why'd you play them the song?

- You know it's not done, right?
- No, I know, I know. I just...

That was just the first
night working together.

It was stupid. I
was just... excited.

No, you should be.

You know, there's a
powerful voice inside you.

I wanna reach down
and pull it out.

What are you doing right now?

You know, I'm just at the club.

Jocelyn (on phone): Nice.

Just catchin' up on some,
some work, you know?

- Jocelyn: Nice.
- Handlin' some business.

Jocelyn: Are you with people?

Nah, it's just me here.

Jocelyn: It's so late,
I thought you'd be,

like, sleeping or something.

I'm literally about to sleep

and then I just... I
realized, uh, my phone

was on silent all day,

and my assistant had my phone...

So, where are you
from originally?

Leia (on phone): I
am from New York.

Really? You don't seem
like you're from New York.

Wow. I've...

never been told that before.

I feel like everyone
says that I...

I seem super East Coast,
like, uptight and everything.

Ah, I've never been to New York.

Leia: You've... Really?
I mean, that's not

- bad, but it's...
- Oh?

Well, maybe you should
take me some time.

Leia: Yeah, I mean,

we should go on a trip.

Izaak: Show me around,
I'd love that...

if you can handle it.

Jocelyn: Do you wanna come
over and work on some stuff?

Tedros: I can't tonight.

- Okay, what about tomorrow?
- Tomorrow, I, uh,

I don't think I can
tomorrow either, but

maybe the day after?

Yeah, I can do the day after.

I-I think, I think
that, that works for me.

I'm, I'm shooting a
music video that day.

Um, maybe come over after?

Tedros: Alright, well
then, I'll see you, um...

hopefully I'll see
you in a couple days.

Yeah. Yeah. I...
That would be nice.

Tedros: Take care
of that voice.

- Try not to smoke too much.
- (both chuckle)


Joss... Come on.
Time to get up.

I feel like you were up talking
to that gross guy all night.

- (Jocelyn chuckles)
- Coffee's on the side table.

Tedros (over phone):
So you're going back

to the original
version of the song?

Jocelyn (over phone):
Yeah. My manager said

we're not gonna win this fight.

(heavy exhales)

Tedros: Well, maybe
you need a new team.

You should be surrounded by
people who believe in you...

and trust your vision.

- (water running)
- (Jocelyn humming)

- Thank you so much.
- You're welcome.

- You need anything else?
- No.

You good?

Chef: You're not hungry?

- Hmm?
- You're not hungry?

No, it's really good.

Kim: Lasers, poles. This is the
set design for the music video.

- I mean, I love that...
- She's gonna love that, right?

- Yeah.
- That'll look great.

(indistinct chatter)

Jocelyn (over phone):
I'm not always so sure

that I have a vision.

Tedros (over phone): I think
you know exactly who you are

and where you wanna go.

(brushing aggressively)

Leia: Hi. We're here
for the music video.

Do you ladies have ID?

- Security Guard: My apologies.
- Thank you.

Leia: Thanks a lot, guys.

♪ ♪

Xander: Sick.

Production Assistant:
Yes, she's coming.

- Leia: Xander, oh, my God.
- Xander: You like it?

- Leia: I love it.
- Xander: Good.

Leia: It's so sick.

- What do you think?
- Do you love it?

(indistinct chatter)

It's just like... It's not
really what I imagined.

What do you mean?

I just feel like it's,
like, really ironic.

Like, in a way
that, like, the fans

are not gonna understand.

So, I just got a text message

that the reason Jocelyn was
three and a half hours late

is she was in a makeup trailer,

they were having
to airbrush cuts

- on her inner thighs.
- Joss, remember I showed you the photos last week

at the house. We
went through...

- Kim: Alright, here she is.
- You approved them.

- Yeah, I know...
- Kim: Hey, Joss.

- Jocelyn: Hey. How are you?
- You look great. Jesus.

-Look at this outfit. Gorgeous!
-Thank you.

I don't wanna argue about it.

I can't have another
incident like this.

I can't afford it.

Okay, we're running way behind

on schedule, so we'll get you

- on stage right away.
- I know, I'm sorry.

I had to get, like, sewn into
this thing and everything.

- Makeup took forever, but, uh...
- Yeah.

They're waiting
for you up there.

We'll get you at your one.

Nikki: All right, people!

Let's make the dream happen!

- Kim: All right, and action!
- Choreographer: Seven. Eight!

("World Class Sinner" playing)



- One!
- ♪ Baby, it's hard to see ♪

♪ When you're lookin' at me ♪

- ♪ But I do what I want ♪
- Push, push!

- ♪ Don't give a fuck at all ♪
- (Jocelyn mouthing along)

- Nikki: Is it sexy?
- Xander: Yeah, it's fucking sexy.

- Look at her.
- Nikki: Well, she's sexy,

but the whole
scene, I don't know.

I think she looks like
a really hot woman

dancing at a strip club
with hot strippers.

But, off the record, do
they seem gay to you?

-The strippers? The hot strippers?
-Do they seem gay to me?

- The strippers, um...
- Kim: Cut it!

Okay, that's a cut. We
cut. Great, new setup.

- Excellent.
- Leia: Yeah, Joss!

- That was amazing, Joss!
- (cheers, applause)

Do you mind if we
just, uh, playback?

Kim: Yeah! Let's
get her playback.

I mean, they're, kind
of, out-femming her

at certain points with
the... flips and the dips

- and the gack-gadda- gack-gack-gow, ya know?
- Y-Yeah.

- Chaim: That looked great.
- Yeah, I can do this move a lot better.

And this whole beginning
part needs to be tighter.

I feel like these lights
are, like, really intense,

and they're, like,
muddying up the skin tones.

I'm sorry. It's just
like a first take.

- I know it'll be better next time.
- Oh, no. It's brilliant.

- I mean, it looks great.
- No, trust me, it'll be better.

Choreographer: Hold
that pose, dancers.

- Kim: Action.
- ("World Class Sinner" plays)

Choreographer: Seven. Eight!



Take your time. Don't rush.

♪ Baby, it's hard to see
when you're lookin' at me ♪

- Grab! Go!
- ♪ But I do what I want ♪

- ♪ I'm just a freak, yeah ♪
- Kim: Cut, cut!

- Guys, cut it!
- Jocelyn: Why did we cut, Kim?

- Go, Joss!
- Kim: All right, so we'll do a new deal.

We got it. We're
movin' on. New deal.

Jocelyn: No, we didn't.
Can I see it again?

Kim: I mean, it's,
it's fantastic.

- Jocelyn: No, no, it's not.
- Kim: We can't keep doing this.

I'm gonna keep doing
it until it's right.

So, let's go one more time,

and I'm gonna make sure
to really throw the...

- Oh... Okay.
- the heads the way I'm supposed to.

-All right.
-I'm so sorry. None of this can be used.

Kim: Guys! Sorry. One more.

All right, back to ones!

Talia: I also think Jocelyn's
context is important here

because her mother
died of cancer.

She had a very public breakdown.

She was cheated on by
somebody who loved her.

Xander: Yeah, heartthrob Rob.

She's down.

Music Director:
Stop! Stop! Stop it!

Joss, we need to see you sing.

- Your mouth is not moving to the lyrics.
- Okay.

Sorry, I think I was just...

I think I was just
too focused on, like,

getting all the beats
right, but I'll, I'll...

You're really pushing it, okay?

- It's great. Trust me.
- I don't think it's a bad thing

- to push for something that matters.
- Trust me.

Can we just do one
more? I really feel

-strongly about it...
-All right, all right. One more, guys.

One. Two. Three.

- (shrieks) Ah!
- Don't drop.

Jocelyn: Ow. Oof.

If you're not there to catch me
when I'm falling, it's just...

(shrieks) Ah! Ah! (grunts)

I'm gonna crack my fucking
head open, all right?

Kim: Cut it. Cut
it, cut it, cut it!

All right. And cut it, please!

Great. All right, everybody
take a break. Thank you.

- You okay?
- Yeah.

Nikki: Who is that
dancer talkin' to Joss?

- Right there?
- The long... Mm-hmm.

That's Dyanne.

- Dyanne.
- Why?

She's out-dancing everybody.

Does she sing?

I-I don't know.

She's good, though.
She's a good dancer.

I know that it's, like, my fault

because I probably
should've, like,

looked closer at the photos.

But, um, if there's any way we
could just, like, take today

and just, like, tweak
some things about the set

and shoot tomorrow, like, I
really think it'll be better.

Ooh, I don't know.
I don't know.

You wanna just cancel today?

I'll write a fuckin'
check right now.

That's how much
it means to me...

Well, it's like
$450,000 for a day.

I-I don't care.

- That's how much it means to me.
- Well, I care.

I really feel like we don't
have room for error here,

and I just feel like this is
gonna be like a fucking disaster,

and it's gonna be, like, really,
really humiliating for me.

As much as you're freaking
out, they're worse.

All right? And if we do that,

if we, like, pull out of today,

to them...

it's gonna be like,
"Okay, so in two weeks,

she gonna, like, pull out
of a 50,000-seat arena,"

and they gonna pull
the plug on the tour.

I don't wanna freak you out.

Yeah, but it's not
the same thing.

I know, but, to them,
they don't know that.

So, look, whatever you wanna
tweak, we're gonna tweak.

But first, you gonna show them
that you got this, all right?

And show you fully committed,

crushing it, and sell it.

Look at me. Hey,
baby. You got this.

- You can do that. You can do it.
- I can do this.

I, I mean this

because it's... We
don't have a choice.

-Leia: Yeah, Joss. Freakin' kill it.
-Nikki: Woo.

Destiny: Come on, I'll
tell you some information.

Choreographer: Places.

Jocelyn: Let's do it!

- Destiny: I talked to my guy.
- Chaim: Yeah?

He said that this dude's
name is Tedros Tedros.

- Chaim: He what?
- All right. Camera set?

Destiny: Owns a
nightclub in Hollywood.

- Kim: Playback, action!
- Destiny: Owes a lotta people a lotta money.

This has been the last five
years of my life. I'm in hell.

I mean, you could always go
back to singing and dancing.

My big moment? Three episodes?

- You were great. (chuckles)
- Thanks.

His last place of
residency was Hawaii.

And then after that...

he doesn't seem to exist.

Chaim: His name is
fuckin' Tedros Tedros.

He's from Hawaii.
Did you know this?

- I don't think that he is. Um...
- Oh, he is.

No, we've looked into
it. He's from Hawaii.

- Does this fulfill you?
- Xander: Off the record?

- Off the record.
- I never fucking get a say, an actual say.

I just am like...

I'm here 'cause
I love her and...

yeah, I don't know.

- ("World Class Sinner" plays)
- Choreographer: Partners!

- I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
- Kim: All right, all right.

- Cut it! What?
- Jocelyn: I'm sorry.

I was really early on that part,

so that take... you can't
even use that take at all.

Joss, no, we have to move on.

Xander: It's fine.

I'm gonna go... check on her.


Kim: All right, let's
get ready, guys.

We're gonna go after this.

- Let's get the dancers in there, please.
- Crew: Love you, Joss.

Leia: Um, he's a
person of color.

- Um, and he's...
- Okay. What, what, what kind of color...

Does he l... Does
he look Hawaiian?

I don't think he... No, I
don't think he's Hawaiian.

I think... His hair
is, is straight

and it's kind of long and...

That could be Hawaiian.

He's not.

- Who the fuck is this guy?
- Sketchy as fuck.

Well, what does he look like?

He's, he's, he's
a person of color.

Are you saying he's
Black? You can say Black.

You're allowed to say Black.

Is he Black?

- Yes.
- Okay, he's a Black guy.

- Yeah.
- Okay.

Do you know about her

- cutting her legs?
- What?

Uh, Jo... You didn't
know about this?

Sorry, but that take is,
like, completely unusable.

- I-I really messed up this part.
- Kim: I... Nikki, Nikki.

- Nikki: What do you want me to do about it?
- Go the fuck up there

- and talk to her.
- Jocelyn: Nikki, we've gotta go again!

- Yeah, Nikki, it's fuckin' your job now.
- Alright, well, then

- go take a break.
- I mean...

The reason they were in
makeup for three hours

is because she had
these cuts on her thighs

and they had to airbrush it

- and cover them up.
- Oh, shit.

You don't know about this?

No, I don't know
nothin' ‘bout it.

If I knew somethin' 'bout it,

I would tell you
before you tell me.

Who the fuck is the
director? Me or her?

- Nikki: Go have a lie down.
- Fuckin' A.

- Jesus fucking Christ.
- Nikki: Go have a lie down in that cozy trailer.

Nikki: Take 15, please.

Choreographer: Nice work,
dancers. Get some water.

She said the glass
broke on her thighs.

A glass broke on her thighs?

How did the...

How did the glass
break on her thighs?

Chaim: It fucking breaks my
heart to see her like this.

I don't know what
this fuckin' is.

Jocelyn: I'm really
sorry, you guys.

I know you guys are tired.

Take a minute right now and, and
we'll go again in a second, okay?

(dancers chattering)

- Destiny: But that's why we gotta step in.
- Chaim: Right.

Her mother's gone now.

- So now, we her new parents.
- Okay, okay, okay. I know.

- That's what we promised her.
- All right.

I'm telling you right
now, these people in here

are gauging whether or
not you still got it.

So this is what you need to do:

You gotta go in there,

and you got to give it your all.

'Cause I'm telling
you right now,

if you don't, these people gonna

fuck up your career.

But, if you do,

your fans are gonna say,

"Jocelyn is my
motherfucking idol."

- Okay.
- All right.

(singing) ♪ You
can pull my hair ♪

♪ Touch me anywhere ♪

♪ Ball and chain ♪

Okay. Yeah, no,
you're incredible.

Uh, Aubin? You can
sing, you can dance.

Aubin's gonna take
you to stage five.

I want, I want her to lay
down a track right now.

- Right now?
- Yeah, right now.

I'm really sorry. I've just...

I've had a really hard
year with just, like,

losing my mom and everything,

and I think just being back here

shooting the video,
it's, it's bringing up

a lotta grief, and I'm probably,

like, more emotional
than I would be.

So, I just... I really hope you

take that into
consideration when you're

- writing the article.
- I will. Absolutely.

You're human. (chuckles)

Kim: We gotta go again,
all right? Let's shoot it!

(applause, cheers)

Xander: Come on,
Joss. You've got this.

Nikki: You look great, Joss.

Assistant Director:
All right, guys, reset.

(softly) Get it right.

(normal) I'm sorry, you guys. I just...
I r... I really gotta get this right.

(softly) Got to get it.

I wanna just go
again right away.

Let's just do one more
take. I'm gonna get it.

- Alright, we're gonna go again.
- I promise.

Right, guys? Let's go again!

We're gonna go again.

Let's go again! Can we roll?

- Nikki: Yeah.
- (cheers)

We're gonna go again.

Let's go again. Right?

Come on, everybody,
just get back.

We're just gonna go
right back into it.

(tense music plays)

Kim: Alright, lights to one!

Camera ready, and action!

- ("World Class Sinner" plays)
- Take your time!

Nice! Yes!

- ♪ Baby, it's hard to see ♪
- Gorgeous!

- (Jocelyn mouthing along)
- ♪ When you're lookin' at me ♪

♪ But I do what I want ♪

- ♪ Don't give a fuck at all ♪
- Yeah, Joss!

- ♪ Lookin' for somethin'
sweet ♪ - Kim: Beautiful, yes!

♪ When it comes time to eat ♪

♪ You better start to run ♪

- Music Director: Nice!
- ♪ When I call ♪

- ♪ 'Cause I know that you don't really
know ♪ - Music Director: Yes, get it!

♪ How to handle it ♪


- So hot!
- Yeah!

♪ I'm just a freak, yeah ♪

♪ You know I want it bad ♪

♪ And we can meet, yeah ♪

♪ But I don't need
to know your name ♪

-Kim: What the fuck, Harry? What the fuck?
-Harry: Adjust it. Adjust it.

Fuck, I think the
fuckin' motor slipped.

-I can't see her. I can't see anything.
-I know. Alright.

Just give me a minute
to, we have to bring

- the camera down...
- This is the camera.

The frequency. I'm not sure.

Nikki: But that was gorgeous.

- It was gorgeous before.
- Nikki, calm down, please.

♪ ♪

♪ And I'm wild as a stallion ♪

♪ So come enjoy the rodeo ♪

- (horse neighs)
- ♪ I'm just a freak ♪

- That's what it's gonna be like on the thing?
- Harry, can you...

Nikki: Please, God, tell
me that it's recording.

Harry, we need focus, please.

(music ends)

- Nice!
- Leia: Yes!

- (cheers, applause)
- Hell yeah, Joss!

Jocelyn: That
was the one! Woo!

Nikki: Beautiful.

Music Director: 'Kay,
we need to take a break!

- Take a break!
- What do you think?

- It was a good take, right?
- Kim: I'm sorry, Joss.

It was out of focus.

The whole take was out of focus.

Nikki: (scoffs) Joss, you're
gonna have to do it again.

Just... Yeah, okay.
It's gonna be fine.

Kim: We gotta go again.
Guys, we gotta go again.

Right away, let's go.

- (softly) I miss my mom.
- Nikki: It's all right. Alright.

Kim: Come on! Everyone,
to your ones. Please.

(indistinct chatter)

(tense music playing)

(sniffles, groans)

-Chaim: It's the feet again? It's the feet again.
-Leia: Yeah.

(indistinct whispering)

(Jocelyn wincing)

(Jocelyn exhales)

Jocelyn: Ah.


Leia: Joss, do you need
something? Do you need some water?

Jocelyn: Can you get
Kirsten in makeup?

- Crew Member: Can we get makeup, please?
- (indistinct chatter)

- Kim: What's going on?
- Jocelyn (quietly): Ow.

- (winces) Ow.
- Kirsten: I'm sorry.

Tedros (whispering): Come
on. Push through the pain.

Kim: All right, let's
get ready, guys.

We're gonna go after this.

Nikki: She needs a break.

(shoes creaking)

Tedros: If you
wanna be a star,

you're gonna have to
push through the pain.


- (Izaak groaning)
- Tedros: Off grip.

- (shock collar buzzing)
- Tedros: Off grip.

(Izaak groans)

- Tedros: Don't fight it.
- (phone ringing)

Don't fight it.
You've done it before.

- Don't fight it.
- (Izaak groans)

- You've done it before...
- (shock collar buzzing)

There you go.

- No, we just gettin' started. Let's go.
- (Izaak exhales)

Yeah, lower. To Charly.

- Yeah.
- (Izaak breathing heavily)

Lower, thrust.


Now look at Sophie.

They're the audience.

Make them believe
you wanna fuck them.

Lower, lower, I... Lower, Izaak.

- (shock collar buzzes)
- (Izaak groans)

Fuckin' lower. Yeah.

You're not a human,
Izaak. Don't forget.

You're a fucking star.

- (shock collar buzzes)
- (Izaak groans)

Kim: Joss, can we go again?

All right, let's go again.

Chaim: I mean, I asked
her, but she said

"No, it's gonna
change the stepping."

- Nikki: Oh.
- Chaim: Oh, Jesus Christ.

- Chaim: Joss?
- Nikki: Chaim?

- Chaim: You good?
- Leia: Are you good, Joss?

Jocelyn: Yeah,
should we go again?

- Chaim: You ready to do it again?
- Jocelyn: Yeah.

It's fine, it's fine. I don't
think you'll be able to see it.

(uneasy music playing)

(distant footsteps)


Leia: What's up, Joss, what?


Kim: Oh, Jesus. It's
all over her face.

Oh, man.

- Nikki: Joss, we're, we're...
- Mom? (sniffles)

(indistinct chatter)

Chaim: Joss, are you okay?

Did... Are you
calling for your mom?

(softly) No, I...

Chaim: Y-You, you didn't
just call for your mom?


(whispering) My
mom died last year.

- Chaim: Okay.
- Okay.

-Chaim: Okay.
-I just need a second. I'll go again.

- (sniffles)
- Chaim: Yeah.

- (Jocelyn crying)
- Kim: Nikki. Nikki.

(indistinct chatter)

(softly) Mommy.

(sniffles) I need you.

- Destiny: What is going on?
- Chaim: She's in pain.

She's bleeding. Her feet, her
fuckin' cuts on her legs, everything.

Eh, you better, uh, somehow

-pep talk her into this. Something.
-Okay, okay, okay, okay.

- (crying)
- What's wrong?

- Is everybody watching?
- Fuck them.

- Talk to me.
- I just...

I've never done this
without her before.

I don't know what to do.

- (sniffles)
- You have to have this moment.

It's fresh and it's
early. I get it.

- But I've already wasted everybody's time.
- I do not give a fuck

about none of these people.

Because none of these
people would be here

or employed without you.

You take your time and you
do what you need to do.

If you want, I would tell
all these people to take 10.

- I love you, D.
- Of course.

- I really love you.
- I love you, too. Come on.

Fuck that. You're
havin' a human moment.

We can take a break.

- No.
- Or you wanna power through it and then just call it a day?

- Yeah, I wanna power through.
- Okay.

(Jocelyn spitting)

Alright. I'ma be
right back, okay?



(laughing) I'm... I'm fine.

(sniffs) Oof, sorry.

I-I don't wanna, you
know, I don't wanna

break up the party
here. I-I know...

I r... I see that you're
really struggling.

I-I understand.

- I'm okay.
- Are you, are you all right?

I'm totally fine.

Joss, here's the thing.

(whispers) I don't, I don't
think you're totally fine.

- Nikki, I'm totally fine.
- I'm not giving you a hard time.

I'm, I'm just gonna
be real with you.

I think it might
be time to go home

- and get some sleep.
- I don't need to go home, Nikki.

I'm gonna go again
right now. I promise.

I don't think... I
need you to go home

and get some sleep.

- I really, really wanna go tomorrow. Okay?
- Okay.

- You promise?
- All right. Yeah.

You promise?

- Joss...
- You promise we can go tomorrow?

-We'll go tomorrow, Joss.
-I'm gonna pay for all of it. I'm really, really sorry.

- Okay.
- I'm so sorry.

Okay, guys, let's get her home.

- (Jocelyn crying)
- (indistinct chatter)

- Leia: Wanna go through the stairs?
- Jocelyn: Ow. Sorry, my foot.

Leia: Let's go to the stairs.
Let's just take the stairs.

- Chaim: Everybody, get...
- Everybody, out.

- Let's clear everybody out of here.
- Everybody, out.

Chaim (yells): Now,
please! Everybody, out!

Nikki: Let's get her
home, okay, guys?

Xander, give me a call
when you get home,

and she's in bed, and...

- Yeah.
- Okay.

Get the spot off of her, please!

- Jocelyn (crying): I'm sorry.
- Leia: No.

♪ ♪

Leia: Do we have
something for her feet?

Do you wanna take my shoes?

(somber music playing)

(inaudible dialogue)

♪ ♪

-Leia: Oh! Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
-Xander: Joss?

Leia: Joss. Joss.

Kim: All right,
Nikki. What now?

I have an idea. Um, Aubin?!

Aubin. Aubin! Oh,
great, thanks.

Will you go get
Dyanne, bring her here?

- Yeah, of course.
- Thanks so much.

You sit down.

- Sit down.
- (Talia chuckles)

Your story's about
to get a lot bigger.

(ambient nature sounds)

Chaim: So, Nikki is
scrapping the music video.

Jocelyn: Chaim? Am I
gonna lose everything?

Chaim: (sighs) Look, you can't
let them see that side of you.

- All right? It's really fuckin' dangerous.
- I know.

Chaim: A lot of
people depend on me.

It's just irresponsible of me

to keep floatin' you
for almost a year now

if you are not going to put
out any commercial music.

I just can't keep covering half
the mortgage, I'm really sorry.

I know, but you're
not listening to me.

I'm telling you, I want to
be bigger than this song.

I wanna be a
once-in-a-generation artist,

and I wanna make music that
lasts longer than my life.

But you're, you're hanging
by a thread right now.

You're, you're
practically broke.

You're not putting
out any new music.

You're not focused at all.

I mean, you don't like
the song, I understand,

but... you're not giving
me any alternatives.

At the end of the day, it's
not what you say, yeah?

It's what you do.

-(whispering) Right.
-I-It's what you make. It's what you sing.

(Chaim sighs)

Told myself I wasn't
gonna lecture you.

(Jocelyn sniffles)

You know...

I remember the first
time I saw you perform.

You're 11 years old at Fox
Hills Mall. You remember?

You, you, uh, played "Fever."

The audience went so crazy,

they made you sing
it a second time.

I-I never saw anything like it.

Right? I mean,
before or since.

God gave you such a
beautiful gift. I just...

I just want you to use it.

Chaim, this is the only
thing I know how to do.

This is all I have.

Please don't give up on me.

(ringback tone)

Tedros (on phone):
Hello, Angel.


What are you doing?

Tedros: I'm just with
a couple friends.

Do you wanna come over?

- I don't wanna intrude.
- Jocelyn (on phone): Yeah, it's fine.

Tedros: You sure?

Jocelyn: I'll see you soon.

Tedros: Okay, great.

So... is she a
better fuck than me?

Baby, nobody's a
better fuck than you.

Dyanne: You didn't
tell me it was a setup.

- Tedros: A setup?
- You said it would be good for the club.

It's great for the club.

Dyanne: Yeah, but you
made music with her.

Tedros: (scoffs)
She asked me to.

Dyanne: And guess what?

Nikki wants to sign me.

-Tedros: Nikki? Jocelyn's label?

Great... I can finally
get that return on you.

Have Nikki call me to negotiate.

(light music playing)

(deep breath)



(tense music playing)

She lives in a hotel?

No... this is her house.

I've never been
to a place so big!

♪ ♪

(TV playing indistinctly)

- Jocelyn: Hi.
- Tedros: Hey.


I missed you.

- I can never tell when you're bullshitting.
- (Tedros chuckles)

- Your place is amazing! Hi!
- Jocelyn: Thank you.

- Tedros: This is Chloe.
- Chloe: Thank you, thank you.

Hi, I don't think
we've met before.

We haven't... I'm Izaak.

It's a pleasure to meet you.

Do you mind if I
use your bathroom?

-Yeah, of course. There's one right...
-I'll find it.

- You have a pool?!
- I have two.


Tedros: You wanna
go for a swim?

- Yeah.
- Oh, my God. Yes!

Thank you so much.

(Chloe giggles)


♪ ♪

(chuckles) Guess who?

Uh, hi.

- Hey.
- Um...

how did you get here?

I followed you home.

(sarcastically) Ha-ha.

(chuckles) I came with Tedros.

You know Tedros?

God, you're stunning.

Of course, I know Tedros.
Everyone knows Tedros.

But I wanna know you.

Do you wanna dance?

- Let's dance.
- Okay.

("Double Fantasy" by The
Weeknd ft. Future playing)

♪ Baby girl, I can tell that you
think that I'm right for you ♪

♪ I already know that it's
not true, but girl... ♪

(indistinct chatter)

- Tedros: Cheers.
- Jocelyn: Cheers.

Tedros: Eyes, eyes,
everyone, eyes, eyes.

♪ It's wrong ♪

♪ It's wrong ♪

♪ Even though
it's wrong, baby ♪


(plays classical music on piano)

(indistinct chatter)

- Tedros: Hey, Leia.
- Leia: Yes?

You ever done cocaine?

Um, uh, not really.

(continues playing)

You're gonna take it like this,

in a fist.

Leia: I have to
get up early and...

- Yes.
- Tedros: Look at me.

- Leia: Yes?
- You can't trust me?

I trust... Well, I
just met you, but...

- (all laughing)
- Tedros: But do you trust me?

I'll try. (snorts)

(cheers, applause)

Tedros: Baby! There
you go. Do some more.


Jocelyn: Where did she go?

♪ Even though it's wrong ♪

♪ It's wrong ♪

♪ Even though
it's wrong, baby ♪

♪ My girl ♪

♪ Oh-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa ♪

- Izaak: Good.
- Leia: Yes.

- Here it is.
- Mm. Yeah, it's beautiful.

- Big throw.
- Ooh. (chuckles)

♪ ♪

Tedros: Ah.

A toast... to the
end of my career.

Mm. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

I'm not drinking to that.


wait, um, can we just, um...

- Mm-hmm. Oh, we can.
- Talk for a second?

- (chuckles) Talk?
- Um...

how did you meet Tedros?

- (chuckles)
- Tedros: What happened?

Jocelyn: I was at
my music video shoot

and I...

I started crying a little bit,

and then I, and then I,
I couldn't stop crying,

so we had to... call it a day.

Tedros: Are you okay?

- (both chuckling)
- Yeah.

I'll be okay if they
don't cancel my tour.

Izaak: I used to sing
at a church in Ladera.

Both my parents
were pastors there,

and, uh, Tedros was
at a service one day.

- Leia: Really?
- Izaak: Yeah.

- Randomly.
- I would've not expected him to be into church.

No, you-you'd be
surprised. I mean...

uh, he's very godly.

They're not canceling
your tour, all right?

- No.
- You don't think so?

- No.
- Yeah, but I'm unreliable.

Unreliable? Who gives
a fuck? Look at this.

-I'm unreliable. They can't rely on me.

-They can't...
-Yes, they can. You're fucking...

They'll figure it out.

You are fucking Jocelyn, okay?

The American Dream.
Rags to riches.

Trailers to mansions.
That's you, right?

- That's me?
- Yeah, you've been a star your whole fuckin' life.

You're gonna forget
how to do that now?

(glasses clink)


Yeah, he heard me sing,

and the next thing I
knew, he signed me.

Wait, sorry. He
signed... To what?

- What did he sign you to?
- Yeah, um,

his label, his management.

Oh, he's like a manager.

Delicious, juicy
ass. Oh, my God.

- (Jocelyn giggling)
- (Tedros groaning)

I would fucking
devour you. Yeah.

Izaak: Yeah. I mean, he
completely changed my life.


He transformed me.


like how?

Izaak: By pushing me further than
anyone's ever pushed me before.

(softly) What are you doing?

Blockin' out all the noise.

You're too distracted.

Too much shit goin' around.

I don't know. I think
I just have to...

give them somebody
they can rely on.

-You know? Somebody they can...
-Fuck them.

- Somebody they can invest in.
- Fuck them.

If they can't rely on you,

then they're in the
wrong fuckin' business.

The night we meet, we talk
about "When Doves Cry"...

and you got a fuckin'
Prince photo in your house?

- Mm-hmm.
- What are the fuckin' chances?

There are no
coincidences in life.

I'm a mess. (chuckles)

I am. I'm a mess.

I'd bet a billion
dollars on this mess.


If only the world could see
what I'm looking at right now.

♪ ♪

(tense music playing)

(softly) I want you to get
that robe from my closet...

tie it around my face...

and fuck me till you
feel me black out.

(jazzy, downbeat music playing)

Wait here.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

(Jocelyn gasps)

(heavy breathing)


Oh... Yeah. All right.
Turn around, turn around.

Let me see those titties.

(heavy breathing)

(Jocelyn moaning)

(softly) Walk over to the bed.

Yeah, right here,
right here. Perfect.

So fuckin' sexy.

Come on, get on the bed.
Show me how sexy you are.

Oh, yeah. Just
like that, baby.


I wish you could see what
I'm lookin' at right now.

How beautiful you look.

You look like a treat.

Imagine my tongue on your pussy.

My fat tongue.

(whispering) I wanna
grab you by the ass...

while I suffocate
you with my cock.

I want you to choke on it.

♪ ♪

Oh, yeah, just like that, baby.

(normal) Turn
around for me, baby.

You're gonna make me
come over there, baby.

You're gonna make me act a fool.

Yeah. Bend down for me.

Yeah. Jesus
Christ. Yeah, yeah.

Oh, yeah. Just
like that, baby.


Oh, yeah, ride it.
Ride it slowly.

Yeah... put your
finger down your throat

and make that, make that
throat wet for me. Yeah.

(Jocelyn gags)

Tedros: Oh, yeah. Turn around
for me, baby. Turn around.

Open your legs.
Yeah, yes, yes.

Oh, yeah. Choke on...
Yeah, choke on it. Oh.

Fuckin' stretch that
tiny, little pussy.


I want you to suck my cock.

(heavy breathing)

Tedros: Oh, yeah.
Just like that. Yeah.

(Tedros moans)

- (Jocelyn gags)
- Tedros: Oh, my God.

- (Tedros moaning)
- (Jocelyn gagging)

(Leia moaning)

Oh, my God! Ah, ah.

Why don't we hand the
label three songs?

Knock it out in two weeks.

Okay. (chuckles)

(plays piano)

(Chloe humming)


I mean, it'd be easier
if I moved in, ya know?

For work purposes.

(playing, singing "My Family")

I'd like that.


Who is that?

It's Chloe.

(Chloe singing)

♪ Arms like branches
of a poplar tree ♪

♪ Eyes like the ocean or
the great big blue sea ♪

She's really good.

♪ Love just like my mother's
with a price it's not free ♪


♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Voice like my father's ♪

♪ When he screams,
the house shakes ♪

♪ Dreams like my brother's,
oh, we pray for his sake ♪

♪ Hope like my mother's,
they last 'til her wake ♪

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ That's my family ♪

♪ We don't like each
other very much ♪

♪ Ohh, I'm okay with that ♪

♪ But it breaks my
mother's heart ♪

♪ That's my family ♪

♪ We don't like each
other very much ♪

♪ Ohh, I'm okay with that ♪

♪ But it breaks my
mother's heart ♪

♪ That's my family ♪

♪ We don't like each
other very much ♪

Izaak: ♪ Oh, I'm
okay with that ♪

Chloe: ♪ But it breaks
my mother's heart ♪

Izaak: ♪ Breaks my
mother's heart ♪

♪ That's my family ♪

Izaak: ♪ We don't like
each other very much ♪

Chloe: ♪ Oh, I'm
okay with that ♪

Izaak: ♪ And it breaks
my mother's heart ♪

♪ That's my family ♪

- ♪ We don't like each other very much
♪ - Izaak: ♪ Each other very much ♪

- ♪ Oh, I'm okay with that ♪
- Izaak: ♪ I'm okay with that ♪

♪ But it breaks my
mother's heart ♪

- (Chloe vocalizing) -
Chloe/Izaak/Jocelyn: ♪ That's my family ♪

♪ We don't like each
other very much ♪

♪ Oh, I'm okay with that ♪

♪ But it breaks my
mother's heart ♪

(pensive music playing)

("Love to Love You Baby"
by Donna Summer playing)

♪ I love to love you, baby ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ I love to love you, baby ♪

♪♪ I love to love you, baby ♪

♪ I love to love you, baby ♪

♪ Do it to me
again and again ♪

♪ You put me in such an
awful spin, in a spin ♪

♪ In, uh... ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Oh, love to love you, baby ♪

♪ Oh, love to love you, baby ♪

♪ Oh, love to love you, baby ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Love to love you, baby ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Love to love you, baby ♪

♪ Oh, love to love you, baby ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Love to love you, baby ♪

(song fades)