[Scene: The opening for Patrick Lee's "Deadly Friends" has the Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe gallery comfortably packed. ARTGAY ONE gives a look of recognition and saunters over to ARTGAY TWO, who is speaking with ARTGAYS THREE through FIVE. ]
ARTGAY ONE: Hey, you. Everybody's here it seems.
ARTGAY TWO: Oh, I know. Do you know ...
ARTGAY ONE: Of course!
[ARTGAY ONE quickly greets the other ARTGAYS. After introduction the others form a side conversation while ONE and TWO continue.]
ARTGAY TWO: I haven't seen you since that birthday picnic for Vito. How are you?
ARTGAY ONE: All good really. I'm just. I don't know. Busy. You know? And distracted. Over there. It's WHATSHISNAME.
ARTGAY TWO: You know his name.
ARTGAY ONE: I do. Twenty-something artboy, average lay. I'm still surprised you went out with him.
ARTGAY TWO: It was one date. He looked nothing like his BUTTHEADS picture.
ARTGAY ONE: I still don't understand this "make myself look more bearish" thing. I know "the bear thing" but still. [in a sing-song voice] "Stay thin and beautiful"...
ARTGAY TWO: Young. Young and beautiful ... It's Annie Lennox. Or is it Eurythmics. Anyway, you fucked him.
ARTGAY ONE: I even spent the night. Fucking Williamsburg. [a beat] This event was in Time Out I bet. See that group over there? The girl in the floral dress?
ARTGAY TWO: Totally. Free food and drink at public art opening. I've been there. But I at least acted interested in the art.
ARTGAY ONE: Right? There are ways of doing these things. Has he even said hello to you?
ARTGAY TWO: I've been meaning to say hi, but he's been talking to those two for a while.
ARTGAY ONE: Well, don't. He can come to us. Let's not feed into his ego.
[ARTGAYS ONE and TWO are greeted by ARTGAYS SIX and SEVEN and enter into more conversation. For the record WHATSHISNAME never came by to say hello.]