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Parker Posey’s Slant on "Suburbia", Day 8

Parker Posey's Slant on "Suburbia", Day 8

by Parker Posey

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Date: Sat, Apr 6, 1996 8:16 PM EDT

From: Bosepud

Subj: PP’s S. on S., day 8


Sent on: MAC

A couple of days ago, Rick passed out paper cups full of Cool-Aid, turned out the lights, and we lied down on Kiddy mats (those colored plastic puffy things), and before I knew it I was um….well, TRIPPING. He had made mushroom cool aid! Not only that, but he had left the room! And as we’re seeing “trails”, and Rick is NOWHERE to be found, We hear his voice! All of us. And he’s saying “Trust Me. TRUST me. Trust ME. Me. Me. ME.” This lasted, oh, I dunno, a good 6 hours. And it got real um…sexual. Somia (we decided it’s fine to talk to eachother, ’cause if there was a Sequel, she and I would be friends) and Nicky were making out. And then, well, everyone made out with everyone else. Rick’s voice saying, “Love. LOVE eachother.” and then all the sudden, he goes, “FREEZE!!!!!!” And we all Froze. For what seemed like an Eternity.

Ajay then started breaking. Like breaking, as in Break Dancing. I mean, we were all in the “robot” position. And we all “broke it down”, just started dancing. Ajay, Vonnie, Amie, Somia, Steve and Nicky can all do human “beat box” sounds and we just danced.

And like I dunno, 30 minutes later, RIck fell through the ceiling! Like COVERED in asbestos! The ceiling was like you know, those squares that can slide and…y’know what I’m talking about? You see ’em in action movies all the time. Anyway, it was one of those thin ceilings, and he fell through it! His pants were to his ankles, too!

We were all LAUGHING so HARD! Till tears just fell down our cheeks. Rick got up and Left the room immediately. And then the whole cast decided to go down to the pool for a swim. We travelled in a pack, we were all scared a little, and we swam in our underwear and bras. The girls did. So, um…..Yeah, anyway. One of the bellboys from the Hotel came down by the pool saying, “Richard Linklater called and said that read through and script rehearsals start tomorrow”.

Me, Amie, Dina, and Somia were all holding hands and swimmng together, and decided it would be best if we all went over by the potted plants and Threw Up. So we did. We had to. We got the mushrooms out of our systems and said our goodnights using our character’s names.


My walkman’s on, and I’m nervous as hell about tomorrow! I’ve made a pot of Sleepy Time Tea and am drinking it to try to calm down.

The acting games are maybe over, for a while…Boo Hoo! I’m so Sad!!!!!!!!! Right when we were all getting to know our inner child. But it is Time, I guess. I just wish we could play games and be Free forever! It’s too bad we’re gonna have to film this movie AND memeorize ALL THOSE LINES!!!!!!! It’s so HARD to memorize all those Lines!

I just had this thought. Love yourself. We should all love ourselves. And remember, everything happens for a reason.


parker posey

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