Less Than Zero
Oil Derrick strides up the dorm room hall to Naomi's room. She opens the door without asking who it is first -- do any of the women in this movie care about their own survival? She, of course, tries to shut the door once she sees it's Oil Derrick, but he forces his way in. She goes to her phone to call campus security. He tells her that if she does that, she'll never know what really happened that night at the club. He tries to pour on the oily smarm, but Naomi is having none of it. He explains that he saw what was going on from the bathroom. But he never gets around to explaining what actually happened, because they bicker some more. He brings up that special night with Naomi and the love and the alleged rape back when they were in school together. She tells him to leave. They bicker some more, and Oil Derrick eventually tells her that now they're even. Naomi is confused. He says that now he's ruined her life the way she ruined his. He explains that the rape story was just a rumor he helped start. Naomi looks shocked. Umm is Oil Derrick unaware that she could just go tell this to Sharon Lawrence? She might not believe Jones, but she would most certainly believe the one who made the accusations in the first place. The two of them argue some more, and it seems as though Oil Derrick tells her that he in fact, did, rape her both times. Naomi attacks him, and they claw at each other for a little bit. Naomi scratches his face, and they tussle. She bites his hand to get him off of her. Then he takes a photo of hers, puts on his coat, and leaves? Guh? He tells her Beau's innocent and he himself raped her and then he -- leaves? As he walks out of the building, we see Travis lurking in the shadows watching him, a neon sign reading "Red Herring" flashing overhead. These guys have made almost no effort to establish Travis as potentially dangerous. He does bad art and he drew a picture of a gun once. And a girl rejected him, but said hello to him the next day.