from Casey Play
It is 1995. Two white kids, A & C, are huddled together in a basement. The song “Girls and Boys” by Blur plays on a boombox. C is packing a bowl.
A: Do you like the music video for “Been Caught Stealing”?
C: Which one’s that?
A: A dude dresses up like a pregnant lady. He puts on all these pads in a bathroom and then when he’s at the store, he puts a pineapple up his dress.
C: It’s cool . . . (singing) girls who are boys who like boys to be girls who do boys like they’re girls . . . (C. is stuffing aluminum foil into the top of a 2 liter pop bottle. She takes out one of her earrings to poke holes in the foil.)
A: I feel like he’s making fun of us somehow.
C: Why? (Taking a big hit off the bong and then coughing a lot.) We’re not pregnant and if we were, we’d look better than that dick.
C: Padded dick wearin motherfucker.
A: But what if you got pregnant and a pineapple came out?
C: Don’t fucking say that shit! Ugh! Ouch! I don’t wanna think about that.
A: Ok. Ok. (Taking a hit.) Where’s that “Pretty” song?
C: What “Pretty” song?
A: Where the guy goes “ahh you think yr so pretttyyyyy . . .”
C: Here, here. I got it.
C sorts through a pile of tapes. Pulls one out, rewinds it, and presses play. They begin to dance, bouncing up and down, almost hitting their heads on the ceiling.