The Grandparents, Scene #01
Two Delinquent Teen Girls Corrupted by Voyeuristic Grandparents
Lucy, a precocious 18-year-old skater girl, sits arms crossed between her father and a suitcase. They are sitting in the living room of an older woman, who introduces herself as Grandma Jean. The woman’s husband sits sternly beside her, an older man with a grey beard whom she calls Grandpa. They study the teen girl, as the father thanks them profusely for taking her in with such short notice. Ever since her mother left, she has been severely out of control: partying, being promiscuous with both men and women and completely disobeying his rules. He didn’t know where else to turn … and his pastor recommended their unique ‘homestyle’ rehabilitation facility. Grandma Jean assures him that they will take good care of her, just as if she were their grandchild. That is their style. She offers to fetch Lucy some cookies which she scoffs at! Her father tries to scold her, but Grandpa cuts him off, politely but sternly suggesting that he leave. He will be allowed monthly visitations and regular phone calls, just as they explained on the phone. The father does as he is told and exits, leaving the startled Lucy alone with Grandpa.
There is a long awkward silence … before Grandma Jean comes back in with the cookies. Lucy suddenly feels very nervous and starts eating while Grandma sweetly explains the rules of the facility. She takes off Lucy’s tomboyish baseball cap as she explains that all troubled girls under their care must respect their ‘personal’ approach to behavior control. Since she comes from a broken home, she will be expected to be an active member of their happy blended family. She must always call them Grandma and Grandpa, be respectful, stay within the facility unless on supervised outings, and be friendly but discreet with the other house guests. And the most important rule … no hanky panky! Grandpa sits silently as his wife speaks. A meek young woman steps into the room. She is dressed in a feminine babydoll dress. When Grandma Jean sees her, she smiles and introduces her as Amy, one of their other guests at the facility. They are going to share a room, so Grandma asks if Amy will help Lucy get settled. Eyeing Amy’s short dress and thinking she might have some fun around here, Lucy eagerly follows her up the stairs.
Once alone in the girl’s bedroom, Lucy tries to get Amy to open up. She looks around the nicely appointed room in shock … it’s a way nicer ‘facility’ than she had imagined when her father dragged her here … but these old people are fucking weird! Speaking softly, Amy responds that their grandparents are very kind people. In the months she has been under their care, she has been fully transformed from a spoiled brat to a respectable 18-year-old woman. Grandma Jean takes care of her and always gives the best goodnight kisses. Lucy is very weirded out by this and tries to get the girl to ‘snap out of it’ and tell her the real deal. What did she do to get in here? What about the dude – What does Grandpa do? Amy’s expression changes and she explains that Grandpa is a very complicated man. As she says this,
Grandma Jean comes in with a nicely wrapped box — a present for Lucy. Surprised, Lucy opens it to reveal the same babydoll dress that Amy has on. The skater girl feigns gratitude and Grandma Jean tells her to put it on and then join them downstairs for cards — their evening ritual. Lucy can’t believe she has to wear such girly clothing, but Amy helps her undress and comments on how attractive her body is. Her innocence makes Lucy smile and the two girls start to flirt … before Grandpa yells for them to come down the stairs.
CUT to a card table in the living room. Both girls are sitting in their matching outfits, playing cards with Grandma and Grandpa. To break the ice, Lucy tries to small talk … asking them about their history and why they chose to help troubled teens. As usual, Grandma Jean responds sweetly while Grandpa says nothing. He just stares at Lucy. Amy discreetly passes Lucy a note. It reads: Be careful … Grandpa likes you!! Lucy makes a face and responds by play footsie with Amy under the table instead. This makes Amy very nervous. She quickly pipes up and asks the grandparents if they can be excused for the evening. Lucy must be very tired after her travels. Smiling, Grandma Jean dismisses them and says she’ll be right up to kiss them goodnight.
CUT to the girl’s room. They are changing and eyeing each other, still slightly flirty, when the grandparents come in. Grandma Jean guides them both into bed and kisses them goodnight, while Grandpa sternly watches over. They turn out the light and leave. Once alone, Lucy turns the light back on and tries to get Amy to kiss her, but Amy is reluctant, out of worry that they will be caught. She tells Lucy that she promised Grandpa she wouldn’t spoil her. Lucy is confused and asks her to explain. Amy confesses that Grandpa comes into her room every night, that’s his rule, and that he warned her not to spoil Lucy before he could … otherwise she won’t be allowed to leave. Lucy can’t believe her ears and gets Amy to tell her EVERYTHING that has happened. An evil grin comes over her face, as she realizes just how fucked up this place is. The reason why there are so few houseguests left is because Grandpa is screwing them all in exchange for early release. That’s why he limits visitations with the parents. That’s why Grandma Jean is so sweet and naÃ¯ve. She has no clue! Lucy can’t believe her stupid father fell for this scam!
She gives Amy a big kiss. The meek girl shrinks back nervously and asks what they should do. Lucy bravely tells her that they need to get out of this facility … and the only way to do it is for Grandpa to get caught. She asks Amy what the normal routine is, and Amy explains that Grandpa waits until 3am every night before coming in … when Grandma is fast asleep. ‘Perfect,’ exclaims Lucy, ‘So, if we can make him come into the room sooner and expose him for the pervert he is, Grandma Jean will surely hear us and help us!’ Amy is very reluctant to go against Grandpa, but Lucy convinces her.