The Naked Truth
|The Naked Truth|
|Date Posted||May 22nd, 2008|
|URL|| lg15.com |
|Description|| The first meeting of the Celestial Network didn't quite go as planned.|
|Location(s)|| Celestial Network HQ|
|YouTube Tags||KateModern LG15 lonelygirl15 Steve|
|Executive Producer(s)|| Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried|
|Co-Executive Producer(s)|| Joanna Shields and Amanda Goodfried|
|On-Set Producer|| Louis Figgis|
|Line Producer|| Kelly Brett|
|Production Co-Ordinator|| Claire Finbow|
|Interactive Co-ordinator(s)|| Jonathan Almond|
|Production Runner(s)|| Meryl Iona Edwards|
|Director(s)|| Yusuf Pirhasan|
|Head Writer|| Luke Hyams|
|Vidplay|| Lawrence Tallis|
|Story|| Luke Hyams, Neil Mossey, and Lawrence Tallis|
|Editor(s)|| John Palmer|
|Meryl||Meryl Iona Edwards|
|Celestial Network member||Karren Lu|
|Previous||"Straight To The Top"|
|Next|| "Back on Brick Lane"|
|Previous by Steve||"The Dinner Party"|
(Jeremy polishes the camera lens.)
Steve: I think it's clean now, Jeremy.
Steve: Ahem. You are about to witness one of the first official meetings of the Celestial Network. The response we've had has been overwhelming, so we've decided to post the entire event online, so that everyone can connect with us in what is, after all, a universal network. Now, I'm afraid Charlie couldn't be with us today, but, everything's going great, so... Well, without further ado, le-let us begin.
(Cut to Steve standing at the front of the room, with the Celestial Network members sitting around a table.)
Steve: We're, um, we're actually just waiting for one more person, so, uh, this is it.
(Sofina whispers Mandarin to another member.)
Steve: Ah, here she is.
Meryl: Sorry I'm late.
Steve: Good evening! Thank you all so much for attending. This is the birth of something great. A new paradigm of spiritual interaction. The Celestial Network is about love, and that's what I wanted to talk about this evening. For too long, we have let outdated notions of what it means to love rule our lives! Ubiquitous myths, peddled by religions an-and bureaucratic institutions have universal sway! The teach us that sex before marriage is wrong, that inter-faith relationships are wrong, and they preach monogamy, and-and... they give tax breaks to married couples. The powers that be have insisted on creating rules and regulations for relationships for as long as we've been having them, but these are just social constructs based on a fundamental misconception!
The self, as I understand it, is an illusion. We are all part of a glorious, universal reality. Cosmic wonders. Absolute unity. And if we can learn to transcend our egos, and open our hearts to the fact that the eye and the universe are in fact one and the same thing, then we will experience love, in its truest form. To love someone is a- a wonderful thing, but to experience true enlightenment, and realize our place as but one part of a cosmic totality, powered by love? Well, that would be something truly amazing. An-and-and that what I-I wanted t-to bring here: our journey, in the Celestial Network. Thank you.
Um, I have learnt to love from my recent experiences, and I believe that we could all learn to love each other, without guilt, without shame, without fear, and without constructs, for these are the words of the oppressors. Perhaps-
(Gavin prods Steve in the chest.)
Steve: You're not welcome here. (inaudible)
Gavin: Well, where's the evil mastermind behind this, eh? (Looks under the table.) Where is she, she's got to be here somewhere...
Steve: I don't understand what-
Gavin: She's... there's... Where's Kate, Steve?
Steve: Go on.
Gavin: I know you're in on- you're in on all of this too, and she's behind it... Where are... that's not her... that's not her either, where is she?
Steve: Gavin! Gavin, I'm happy to talk to you, but as you can see, we're in the middle of a meeting here-
Gavin: Shut up, Steve! Don't lie. I know you're in on it, I know you're part of this. (Balthazar moves Gavin toward the door.) Don't touch me! I know you all; you can't lie about this forever.
(Gavin leaves. Balthazar closes the door behind him and sits down.)
Steve: Sorry, everyone. If only we could reach out to people like that, people that are consumed with anger and hatred. But for now, we-we should start with ourselves. Uh, let us show the power of love. Yes? Okay. Uh, connect with me. (Everyone joins hands around the table.) Yes, that's it. Yeah. Connect with each other. Unite the universe with love!
(Gavin re-enters and laughing, takes off his jacket.)
Gavin: Big love in, is it, Steve? Well, I'll tell you what, why don't me and you just have a big love in right now? (Walks up to Steve, taking off his tie and shirt.) Just me and you! In fact, why don't we get them all involved? Why don't we?
Steve: Gavin, please-
Gavin: Why don't we have a big, cosmic gangbang, right here, right now!
Steve: Look, Kate's dead! You know that!
(Balthazar attempts to get Gavin to put his jacket back on.)
Gavin: Why don't you get involved? Why don't you get involved, sweetheart? I don't mind! Come on, take this off! (Tries to unbutton Steve's shirt.) Come on!
Steve: Gavin, Gavin!
(Meryl gets up and grabs Gavin's shirt. Balthazar pushes Gavin toward the door as he tries to take off his pants.)
Gavin: Get on the table! Get on the table, girls! It'll be a lot of fun! Why don't we all get involved? Why don't we have a big, cosmic gangbang right here, eh? (Turns to Jeremy.) Come on, mate, you can get involved too, eh? Come on, it'll be fun!