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MOVIE NOVEL

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: "Quite Frankly, He Hates You"




NATION: "I just love home movies."



NATION: "Don't you?"
FARLEY (on TV screen): "Time's tight, Janet."


FARLEY (on TV screen): "Do it right, Janet."


FARLEY (on TV screen): "Until tomorrow night, Janet."


JANET: "Well...Farley Flavors is fairly flattering."


(Janet laughs at her comment)


JANET: "Oh, but I--I wanna see Brad."


NATION: "Uh, but the question is, Janet, does Brad want to see you? Quite frankly, he hates you."


JANET: "What do you mean?"


COSMO: "Brad is harboring deep feelings of hostility towards you, Janet."


JANET: "With me?"


COSMO: "It's classical.  Almost a textbook case."


JANET: "Oh no!" (sobs in tears)


COSMO: "That's an extremely negative response."
NATION: "Yes, Janet.  Leave the crying to Brad."
JANET: "Is it because I'm becoming too popular?"
BERT: "On the contrary, Janet.  He wants to see your ratings soar.  He needs a woman of exceptional desire and ability."
NATION: "So, you see, Janet.  You can help us to help him."


JANET: "Maybe I can..."