Sailor Ripley T-Shirt
INT. CAPE FEAR HOTEL - DAY Sailor and Lula lay on the bed in the Cape Fear Hotel listening to the fan creak. LULA Did you ever think somethin’ like about the wicked witch of the east comin’ flyin’ in?...Did you ever think somethin’ and then later think you’ve said it out loud to someone? SAILOR I really did miss your mind while I was out at Pee Dee, honey.The rest of you, too, of course.But the way your head works is God’s own private mystery.What was it you was thinkin’? LULA Well, I was thinkin’ about smokin’ actually...My mama smokes Marlboros now, used to be she smoked Kools? I stole ’em from her beginnin’ in about sixth grade.When I got old enough to buy my own, I bought those. Now I’ve just about settled on Mores, as you probably noticed?They’re longer. SAILOR I guess I started smokin’ when I was about six...My mama was already dead from lung cancer... LULA What brand’d she smoke? SAILOR Camels, same as me...Guess both my mama and my daddy died of smoke or alcohol related illness. LULA Gee, Sailor.I’m sorry, honey.I never would have guessed it. SAILOR It’s okay.I hardly used to see them anyway.I didn’t have much parental guiding.The public defender kept sayin’ that at my parole hearin’. He was a good ol’ boy, stood by me... Even brought me some cartons of cigarettes from time to time. LULA I’d stand by you, Sailor ... through anything. SAILOR Hell, peanut, you stuck with me after I planted Bob Ray Lemon.A man can’t ask for more than that. Lula pulls Sailor over to her and kisses him soft on the mouth. LULA You move me, Sailor, you really do. You mark me the deepest. Sailor pulls down the sheet, exposing Lula’s breasts. SAILOR You’re perfect for me, too. LULA You remind me of my daddy, you know? Mama told me he liked skinny women whose breasts were just a bit too big for their bodies.He had a long nose, too, like theirs.Did I ever tell you how he died? SAILOR In a fire, as I recall. LULA Started he couldn’t remember things? Got real violent?Mama kept tellin’ me it was on account of lead poisoning from cleanin’ the old paint off our house without usin’ a mask...But I don’t know.Seems like his brain just fell apart in pieces.