“From my job.” from the film “American Beauty.” Ricky is caught by his father selling pot to Lester. Turns out Colonel (his father) thinks he had sex with Lester for money. Ricky pushes his father to the limit, and the Colonel kicks Ricky out of the house. Ideal for Adult Males in their 20s-40s. 1-2 Mins.
Written By: Alan Ball
RICKY and COLONEL:
INT. FITTS HOUSE - RICKY'S ROOM - CONTINUOUS Ricky enters, wet from the pouring rain, and crosses to his bureau, pulling the wad of CASH out of his pocket as he goes. COLONEL (O.C.) Where'd you get that? Ricky turns, startled. His POV: The Colonel steps out of the shadows. Ricky takes a step back. RICKY From my job. COLONEL Don't lie to me. (beat) I saw you with him. RICKY (incredulous) You were watching me? COLONEL What did he make you do? RICKY (laughs) Dad, you don't really think... me and Mr. Burnham? COLONEL (furious) Don't you laugh at me! (then) (MORE) (CONTINUED) 84. CONTINUED: COLONEL (CONT'D) I will not sit back and watch my only son become a cocksucker! RICKY Jesus, what is with you-- The Colonel BACKHANDS Ricky so hard it sends the boy sprawling. COLONEL I swear to God, I will throw you out of this house and never look at you again. RICKY (taken aback) You mean that? COLONEL Damn straight I do. I'd rather you were dead than be a fucking faggot. A beat. Ricky suddenly smiles. He gets up. RICKY You're right. I suck dick for money. COLONEL Boy-- RICKY Two thousand dollars. I'm that good. COLONEL Get out. RICKY And you should see me fuck. I'm the best piece of ass in three states. COLONEL (explodes) Get out!! I don't ever want to see you again!! Ricky eyes the Colonel. He's finally discovered a way to break free from his father, and he can't believe it was this simple. RICKY What a sad old man you are. COLONEL (a whisper) Get out.