Less Than Zero
So the terrible trio are having a barbecue on the roof of the loft, on some patio set that probably obscures a helicopter landing pad. The place is just that big, folks. Jones and Oil Derrick are arguing over the unexpected (to her, anyway) turn of events with the rumor. Travis thinks the rumor will change again soon and that they shouldn't worry about it. Oil Derrick leans forward, and we get a perfect shot of him for the destined-for-commercial-clip line: "It's not true. It's [sic] just words. So how bad can that be?" Is the target audience for this movie four-year-olds? Hey, filmmakers! I learned all about how it's wrong to tell lies about people from King Friday and Henrietta Pussycat on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood back when I was seven. If you're thinking about making a movie about how you should listen to your parents, they got that covered, too.
Back at the school, Naomi is meeting with two police detectives, one of which is played by Andy Sipowicz's dead wife, Sharon Lawrence. Naomi tells them that Beau had sex with her when she told him to stop. Sharon asks her for more details. Naomi says she "thinks" he raped her. She admits that she had passed out, but said that Beau had bragged about it with his friends. She says that everybody knows it happened because everybody's talking about it. Sharon wants to know how they know, but Naomi cuts her off, explaining that she knows he did it. She just knows.
Jones is sitting on the steps outside some college building or another. She notes a couple of uniformed cops walking by as Sheila comes to collect her to go to some class or other. As they walk past Detective Sharon taking down some notes from student interviews, Jones asks Sheila what's going on. Sheila explains that Naomi is pressing rape charges against Beau. Jones is shocked.