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    Prince is BACKSTAGE, practicing spins in
    front of the mirror. The other MEMBERS
    of his CROUP are scattered throughout
    the room. BOBBY sits off to the side,
    his drumsticks tapping against his knee.
    MATT puts on his doctor’s smock. LISA
    and WENDY finish applying their makeup.
    MARK runs his fingers up and down the
    neck of his bass guitar.

    Suddenly a STAGEHAND pokes his head into
    the room, holds the door open as Prince
    and his band cut quickly to the stage.

    ‘Let’s Get Crazy’ continues as we…

    CUT TO:

    (12) INT. MOTEL ROOM — NIGHT

    The DOOR opens — A LIGHT goes on.
    Vanity stands in the hallway, peers
    cautiously into a squalid, rundown room.
    She hesitates briefly, seems to sigh,
    then indicates she will take it. The
    MANAGER closes the door as he leaves.

    She stands a moment, surveys the room.
    A bed and bureau, sink, a chair,
    hotplate — simply the essentials. She
    pulls a dress from her bag, a pair of hi-
    heels, some gloves, underwear. She
    hangs the dress on a rod, places the
    shoes beneath it, arranges the rest in a
    bureau drawer. She looks around once
    more — flowered wallpaper peels from
    the walls.

    She rushes to the window, tears open the
    shutters — iron bars obstruct her
    view…

    (13) EXT. CLUB — NIGHT (VANITY’S POV)

    … KIDS are crowded in front of the
    CLUB. A YELLOW CADDY SCREECHES up in
    front. TRAFFIC is jammed all around.