Tommy… Mikey Day
Mario… Marcello Hernandez
Jamal… Devon Walker[Starts with people shooting at a studio]
Aubrey: All right. Let’s try to get this next shot in before lunch. I threw my breakfast at my assistant, so I’m starving. Tommy, I want you dancing on top. Camera then cuts to Mario. You’re poor and everybody shots. And then Jamal, you give your line while toasting Mario. sound good?
Aubrey: Okay, places.
Michael: Divato commercial, club scene, take one.
Tommy: Living with HIV, I learned I could stay undetectable with fewer medicines.
Mario: Most HIV pills have so many medicines, but Divato has less and it’s just as effective.
Jamal: That’s why I switched to Divato HIV treatment. I didn’t gay though.
Aubrey: Cut. Okay, that was a good first run, guys. Tommy, maybe a little better dancing up top.
Tommy: Yeah, got it. I can do a little more.
Aubrey: Not really more. Just better. Perfect Mario. And Jamal, buddy, I feel like you may be added a little there at the end.
Jamal: No, I don’t think I did that. No.
Aubrey: No, definitely.
Aubrey: The line is “That’s why I switched to do Divato HIV treatment,” then full stop.
Jamal: Yep. Got it. All right.
Jamal: Yes. Okay, let’s go again, from the top. And action.
Tommy: living with HIV, I learned I could stay undetectable with fewer medicines.
Mario: Most HIV pills have so many medicines, but Divato has less, and it’s just as effective.
Jamal: That’s why I switched to the bottle HIV treatment. Fact you can get HIV from a girl. That’s how I did it.
Aubrey: Cut. Again. Again, wow.
Tommy: Did I mess up the dancing?
Aubrey: Yeah. It was worse this time. Once again, Mario, perfection. And Jamal.
Aubrey: Buddy, you know what I’m gonna say.
Jamal: Oh, I messed up the dancing.
Aubrey: No. You add libs again. Are you comfortable with the script?
Jamal: No, I’m not at all.
Aubrey: What’s the problem?
Jamal: I just feel like it’s not clear that my character’s a stright, respectfully.
Aubrey: Okay, well, he’s not. This scene takes place at a gay club.
Jamal: Oh, word. Okay.
Aubrey: Yeah. Is that going to be a problem for you?
Jamal: No, not at all. I just ain’t know that.
Aubrey: Great, because I’d really love to get this scene wrapped before my salad gets cold. It’s a hot salad. Okay? All right. And let’s go again. And action.
Tommy: Living with HIV, I learned I could say undetectable with fewer medici—
Jamal: Yo dude, I think it’s a gay club.
Jamal: I mean, you know, you know, I’m cool with that. I just didn’t know that.
Jamal: Facts. There’d be mad straight girls at the gay club and they’d be ready and that’s where I come in.
Tommy: Can somebody please yell cut?
Aubrey: Cut, cut, cut. [Aubrey is eating her salad] Sorry. Sorry, I took a bite of my hot salad. It burned the roof of my mouth.
Jamal: How did I do?
Aubrey: It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen. Besides Tommy’s dancing.
Tommy: I’m trying.
Jamal: I just feel like since I’m straight, my guy should be straight too. You know what I’m saying?
Mario: Dude, it’s just acting bro. I’m not actually gay either.
Jamal: Okay, cap.
Aubrey: Jamal, if you’re uncomfortable, we can just give your lines to Mario.
Jamal: Okay, do I still get paid the same?
Aubrey: No, you don’t get paid. You just go home.
Jamal: But I really need this job.
Aubrey: Okay, then say the lines.
Jamal: Okay, what is my guy got HIV from basketball like Magic Johnson?
Aubrey: No. Look, I appreciate you coming down but clearly you’re not mature enough to handle this role.
Jamal: Yeah. That’s a fact.
Aubrey: So why don’t you and Tommy just leave. Please.
Tommy: Wait. what? Me?