Fall Out Boy – The (After) Life of the Party

The (after) Life of the Party by Fall Out Boy, music video script by Rico Lamoureux of The Flash Fiction Ponder. View from behind the Hollywood sign at night.

The (After) Life of the Party

 

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

By

Fall Out Boy

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

FADE IN:

EXT./INT. HOLLYWOOD MANSION – NIGHT

from the circular driveway of a Hollywood mansion we push forward beyond the Tinseltown royalty being escorted from their black tinted SUVs, limousines and luxury cars…

Through the double-door entrance…

And into the foyer, where a line of immaculate waiters and waitresses stand in waiting to greet the entertainment industry’s cream of the crop…

DISSOLVE TO:

The top-notch dinner party as the A-listers of celebs, directors, producers and so on are catered to with the utmost of schmooze as we follow a young waiter carrying a serving tray, his hopes and dreams written all over his face.

LYRICS

I’m a stitch away

from making it

and a scar away

from falling apart

Apart

Blood cells pixelate

and eyes dilate

He heads for an obvious VIP studio head, places the silver platter down before him, and positions his hand to lift the cover…

LYRICS

And the full moon pills

got me out on the street

at night

The young waiter lifts the top of the silver, a standard black and white headshot of himself as he immediately goes into a personal performance for the VIP. (Waiters/waitresses in background also going into spontaneous auditions for the gods of H-town)

LYRICS

Cut it loose

Falling back wider we discover that every single server is performing/groveling at the feet of those who could change their lives in an instant.

LYRICS

Watch you work the room

Fall Out Boy, performing out in front of the mansion’s fountain.

LYRICS

(Patrick singing)

Cut it loose

Back inside, the melee of showing off one’s talent continues…

LYRICS

Watch you work the room

cut it loose

Watch you work the room

FOB performing.

LYRICS

(Patrick singing)

Cut it loose

watch you work the room

Oh

In the kitchen, a new set of servers wait in line for their turn to kiss ass’cut it loose, led by perhaps the next pop princess as she pushes her breasts up, composes herself, and heads out to give it her all…

LYRICS

Put love on hold

Young Hollywood

is on the other line

Our aspiring starlet serves a record exec with such pristine perfection after a lifetime of rehearsing…

LYRICS

Her nose runs ruby red

Deaths in a double bed

Singing songs that could only catch the ear

of the desperate

The moment has come as she RIPS OPEN her top, flings out her hair and goes into The-Next-Great-Sexpot routine.

LYRICS

Cut it loose

watch you work the room

CrossCut between the new set of waitresses/waiters fighting for their dreams and Fall Out Boy performing…

LYRICS

(Patrick singing)

Cut it loose

watch you work the room

Cut it loose

watch you work the room

Cut it loose

Slo-Mo, the auditioning/performing becomes desperate as those who would do anything to be The-Next-Big-Thing now resort to begging, pleading and groveling at the feet of the showbiz aristocrats…

Among them our pop princess wannabe, who begins to shed some clothing for the exec…

And a young waiter who approaches a suit on bended knee as he tries to pass along his script while drenched in tears…

Security rushes in and starts to drag him away…

But one of the guards notices the script, takes it from the young writer and goes into a performance of his own, for everyone has hopes in Hollywood.

LYRICS

I’m a stitch away

from making it

And a scar away

from falling apart

Apart

Blood cells pixelate

and eyes dilate

Kiss away young thrills

and kills on the mouths

of all my friends

FOB.

LYRICS

(Patrick singing)

Cut it loose

In fast-Forward, the hopefuls workin’ the room…

LYRICS

Watch you work the room

FOB.

LYRICS

(Patrick singing)

Loose

Fast-Forward desperation…

LYRICS

Watch you work the room

FOB/Fast-Forward frenzy rapidly intercutting…

LYRICS

Cut it loose

(watch you work the room)

Heading into the kitchen, we start to go down a new line of those awaiting their shot of showing what they’ve got.

Out the kitchen and beyond the mansion, camera goes from pushing forward to falling back in reverse as the long line truly reveals itself to be endless as we fall back into the night, the infinite souls seeking fame/fortune snaking down the hills of Hollywood, its prominent lit up sign bright for the world to dream towards…

LYRICS

I’m a stitch away…

FADE OUT:

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