Photo Credit: Dan Molitor
I like to call this scene: "It's Gettin' Hot in Herrr--Almost"
INT. Living Room
Guy and girl sit cozy on a couch. All of the previous dinner guests have just left. It's now just the two of them.
Guy: What does it take to be one of your closest friends...?
Girl: What does it take to be one of your closest friends...?
(The two of them kiss.)
Guy: I don't do boyfriend, you understand that. Right?
Guy: I have an unusually large emotional range which requires a lot of women, but should you choose to be one of those women, I promise you it'll be worth it. Well worth it. I'll always be honest with you. And right now, you are definitely, definitely top 3.
(The two almost kiss again...)
Girl: You don't do boyfriend. I don't do groupie.
Please tell me, you know what my favorite line of this scene is! I almost died laughing. Oh, and if you can guess which show this is, I'll give you a dollar. Hint: Meryl Streep's daughter plays the lead...
Establish a head of time what your boundaries are. Not merely in the moment of passion.