The Way She Moves
PhotoFest. Moronica gloomily sits behind her desk, wearing a nice white suit. The phone rings: it's Mango with a lunch invitation and an apology for being such a freak the night before. Moronica runs out to meet him.
Moronica arrives at the elementary school where Mango instructs America's youth in the beauty of the bongo and the glory of the mambo. Before going inside, though, she removes her ring. What a hussy! Inside the school, Moronica watches surreptitiously as Mango instructs children in the power of the dance! Latin music twangs in the background. Moronica whips out her camera and takes pictures of the kids frolicking, while Mango madly flings his arms around.
Finally, Mango and Moronica head out into the yard, where he feeds her spicy and delicious Puerto Rican food and tells her stories about his homeland, where they all sang and danced in the street and were happy and passionate! Then he bursts into a chorus of "America" from West Side Story and twirls his colorful crinolines over his head. Not really. They're saving that for the director's cut. Moronica apologizes about the photos again. Mambo just sighs that he wishes his uncle could see in him what Moronica saw in the photos. Or something. He wants to do more than the classic mambo, he exclaims. "I want to break down the laws!" he shouts. But there are rules! He would get kicked off the stage! Oh, the humanity! Moronica shovels more food into her mouth and nods.
Over at the Uptight WASP Church of Houston, Matt and Moronica discuss wedding vows with their minister. Moronica enthusiastically explains that she wants them to write their own vows. Matt doesn't care what they do. "What do you want?" the minister asks him. "Just for it to be over, I guess," Matt says. That is so romantic!
Outside the church, Moronica asks Matt whether he wants to call off the wedding. He doesn't. He just has other things on his mind, he says. For instance, he got that big job in New York, and he needs to find them an apartment. Moronica is flabbergasted that Matt took the gig without even telling her, much less discussing it with her. What about her job? What about the salsa? Matt dismissively tells her that she doesn't have to work anymore. Moronica mutters that she wants to work. Matt doesn't even seem to hear her, but just tells her that they're leaving for New York in a couple of days, and then they can come back for the wedding. And he walks away. Moronica looks peeved. No wonder she left this dude and joined the FBI.