Palm Swings (2017) Script

I love you, Mrs. Hughes.

I love you, Mr. Hughes.

All right, come on.

Hello, neighbor.

We are your welcoming committee.

Ooh, ah, hi, hello, come in.

Oh wow.

I hope we're not interrupting.

Oh of course we're not interrupting.

We brought cherry pie.

Where can I put this for you?

Oh, thank you, I'll take this.

Pardon the mess.

We are really just settling in.

Listen, that's the best pie you're gonna get in the Coachella valley.

I believe you.

Allison, who's at the door?


Hey, Jim, Jim Ericson.

Nice to meet you.

Yeah, this is my wife.


You must be the man of the house.

Yeah, Mark Hughes, Mark Hughes.

Nice to meet you.

Okay so Allison and Mark Hughes, wow.

What a beautiful couple.


And what brings you to our little slice of paradise?

I teach at the College of the Desert.

Oh, an educated man.


And you guys have kids?

Not yet.

No, not yet.

We're just enjoying being married.

Yeah well you enjoy that while you're young.

Wow, Jim, look at those beautiful photographs.


Actually, Allison took those.

Oh, you're so talented.

Thank you.

Yeah, every publication in Chicago wanted her.

Oh I don't doubt that.

So Jim, what about you?

What do you do?

I make records.

Wow, that's cool.

Wow, that is neat.

Yeah, we met when he was on tour.

Yeah, I was backstage.

Claire was a groupie.

Love at first sight.

Well, you know, couples that play together stay together, right?


Well, it was really great meeting you guys but I should probably get back to unpacking.

We're right next door.

So don't be strangers.

Sure, and thank you so much for the pie.

Oh it was our pleasure.



This pie is amazing.

Oh that is delicious.



To our new home.

To our new home.


Claire and Jim, they seem nice.

I think they were flirting with us.



I think you've had too much wine or maybe I don't know, the desert heat's getting to you.

Come on, they're just friendly.

I guess so.

Baby, are we gonna fit in here?

I don't make pie.

You crave excitement and adventure.

It's one of the main reasons why I love you.

Give it a chance.

Nobody knows us.

We can be anything we want here.

Welcome to Introduction to Philosophy.

Now I know that this is a general requirement, right and a lot of you probably think it's not important.

But I would argue with you that philosophy is a relevant part of all of our lives.


So I wanna start by asking you guys does anyone know any popular philosophy quotes?


I think, therefore I am.

Descartes, good.

That's good.

Anybody else?

Um, we are what we repeatedly do.

Aristotle, I love it, I love it.


We must act out passion before we can feel it.


Thank you, uh, Jennifer.


Thank you, that was great.

Anybody else?

Your portfolio is fantastic.

Oh, thank you.

Wow, why did you leave Chicago?

Palm Springs doesn't offer nearly as many opportunities.

I moved for my husband actually.

The things we do for love.


But I really do think that this will be a wonderful change of scenery for me.

For us.

Well there may be some freelance work in another three months or so.

And I will keep your resume on file.

Three months.

Okay, I will be sure to give you a call then.


I'm ready to call it a night.

Do you care to join me?

I'm gonna do some more unpacking.

I'll be in soon.

I can help.

You've had such a long day.

I won't be long, I promise.

I'm gonna hold you to that.

Morals do change and adapt over time.

Changing from social group to social group.

Kierkegaard said the most common form of despair is not being who you are.

Right, so sometimes you're going to have to choose.

Are you gonna follow the crowd or are you gonna follow society?

Or are you gonna choose your own path?

Well, that's all the time we have for today.

But I want you guys to ponder who you are and who you wanna be and be prepared to discuss it on Monday, all right?

Have a good weekend.

And the old man says, I can't find my house, right?

The whole faculty laughs and it was really, it was really great.

Well I told you that joke lands every single time.

You know, I think you're really gonna like the Carters.

I'm just so happy to be out of the house.

Howard golfs nearly every weekend.

Every other Saturday, I golf for some of the other faculty.

You should join us, Mark.

I'm not actually much of a golfer.

Neither are we.

You have children, Allison?

No, we are focusing on our careers right now.

You're not getting any younger.

That was so boring.

I could have fallen asleep.

Oh, come on, they weren't that bad. okay, yeah, they were kinda that bad.

Why does every conversation lead to the talk of children?

Like that's the only key to happiness.

Because that's just what couples do.

But we have a different plan.

You're still okay with waiting, right?


Mm, baby, I got an early day tomorrow.


Of course.


Did you wanna join us?


Be home after work.


Did I catch you at a bad time?

Oh, no, no, not at all.

How are you, nice to see you.

I'm good.

How are you settling in?

Good, good.

I'm not, it's fine.

Honestly it's just with Mark gone all the time I'm very lonely.

So I've been looking online for jobs and stuff.

Is it always so hot here?

Oh, it is the desert, honey.


Anyway, Mark and I, we just, we haven't really had a chance God, you sound so frustrated.

You know, Palm Springs just hasn't been the fresh start I was hoping for.

Why don't you get dressed?

Let me show you around town.

Oh, no, I have so much to do.

I know, but you should really come with me first.

Come on, you can play hooky with me.


Okay, all right, okay.

It'll be fun.


You and Jim lead such a glamorous life.

I just imagine you've seen and done it all.

Ah, not everything.

More than me, for sure.

Well then you gotta stop watching and live a little.

Oh, that's so gonna be mine.

Good afternoon, ladies.

My name is Josh, how may I help you?

Hi Josh.

Would love to see that dress in the window.

Of course.

Where is Nick today?

Shopping for inventory in L.A.

Are you a friend?

Oh, you can say that.

Oh wow.

This would be amazing on you.

Where would I wear that?

Hey, this is living a little.

Go try it out.

Let me guess, you are a two.

Ah, love you already.

Got one in the back.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

No, I think I pretty much got it from here.


Did you wanna try your dress on first?

Sit down, why don't you hold that for me.

Ah, sure.

Ooh, god it's hot.


Do you like what you see?

You are very attractive, yeah.

Thank you.

Oh, sure.

Would you zip me up?

There you go.

What do you think?

I mean you look incredible.

Sold, let's take it off.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

All right, my new friend.

I think it's your turn.

Let me get that for you.

You know I saw you the other night.

Oh Claire, I'm sorry.

I was gonna return your plate and I, Did you like what you saw?

Do I turn you on, Allison?


Can we turn you on?

Go on, tell me your fantasy.

What do you want me to do to you?

How are you ladies doing in there?

Find what you wanted?

Not today.

Get everything?

I did, yes.

Thank you so much for today.

Oh, it was so much fun.

We should all go out for drinks on Saturday night.

All of us, like a date with you and Jim?


You could call it a date if you want.

I'll need to ask Mark.

Oh you could ask Mark but I know what he's gonna say.

What do you say, Allison?

I think I'll see you on Saturday.

I'm home.

In the kitchen.

Hey, whoah, what's the occasion?

Oh I just wanted to treat my man.


So you did.

You're in a good mood.

I had a good day.



You found a job.

Actually, I spent the day with Claire.


She treated me to a spa day.

We went shopping.

Well that was nice of her.

Oh, she's so sweet.

Actually she invited us out on Saturday night.

I said yes, I hope that's okay.

Yeah, sounds great.

I mean it's gotta be more fun than an evening with Howard and Renee.

Oh, definitely.

Our wives seem to be hitting it off, huh?

BFFs already.

You know, Claire wants to fuck you.

She said that to you?

We tell each other everything.

Wow, well that is, uh.

That's flattering.

She is so very sexy.

Yeah, I mean she is like, this is a test, right?

Allison said something to you?

No, no games.

Do you wanna fuck my wife?

You'd be okay with that?

She'd make it up to me.

Jim, are you and Claire, like swingers?

I thought you knew, man.

No, I didn't.

Allison never mentioned it.

Well, it's just like dating but you're married.

So you just date other couples.

Like us, tonight.

Yeah, and we meet at parties or events or private clubs.

And you're both okay with it?

Oh we've never been better.

So you're both okay with that?

Never better, never better.

This is crazy.

Who wants to sleep with the same person your entire life?

Not me.

It's not natural.

Think about it.

We're animals.

We fuck to stay alive.

And we live and fuck, and we live, and fuck a little more.

Allison would never go for it.

Mark would never go for it.

Oh I don't know, we all have fantasies, Allison.

She might surprise you.


Happy wife.

Happy life.

Well here's to a night of limitless possibilities.

All right, here's to that.


How are you feeling, Allison?

I'm feeling great.

Feeling great.

Glad to hear it.



Hi, Baby.

Hi, sexy.

Where's Rachel tonight?

She decided to stay home.

I hope we're gonna see her this weekend.

Wouldn't miss it.

Hey, there's some new friends I want to introduce you to.

This is Mark.


Hi, nice to meet you.

And this is Allison, this is Lance.



Claire sure does have some beautiful friends.

I do, don't I.

Hey there's someone I'd like to introduce you to.

Cool, be there in a minute.

Nice to meet you all.

Yeah, you too.


See you in a bit.

Listen babe, I'm going to go over the studio with Lance tonight.

Oh, I was really hoping to bring our friends back to party.

Do you mind if I play without you?

I was hoping you would.

I love you.

I love you more.

You kids have a good time tonight.

Ah, thank you.

Don't do anything I wouldn't do.

I'm a lucky girl.

So I think that means it's three of us.

You guys wanna take this show back to my place?

I'm up for it.

Yeah, yeah, let's go.


Come on in, make yourselves at home.

I'll fix us some drinks.

Is there somewhere I can freshen up?

Yes, straight down the hall right outside the master bedroom.

For you, my new friend.

Thank you.

Come on.

You gotta have some fantasy in there, Mark.

Um, nothing out of the ordinary.

With a threesome with two women.

You know, that kind of stuff.

Those are great.


Foursomes are better.

Hey, I think maybe we should get going.

It's getting pretty late.

Well the night is young, baby.

I mean aren't you having fun?

Yeah, come on.

We'll get to know each other a little bit better.

Oh, Claire I didn't realize that you have kids.

Yes, I have two.

That's Annabelle and Britney.

And they're at their grandparents this weekend.

Come here, my new friends.

I know exactly what you want.

You wanna see if the grass is greener.

I don't know how to do this.

Oh but you do.

You definitely do.

'Cause you really have your own little rhythm.

I was so nervous my first time.

But you, you got it.

And I, I know how to make you feel good.

And I'm gonna make sure that happens.

Does this work?

Oh yeah.

That's actually the only camera we allow in our house.

Why is that?

Oh we wouldn't want anything to end up on the internet.


And a Polaroid's totally unique.

It's like every experience.

Let's see.

May I?


Such a studious man.

I knew you were a dancer.

You like to watch.

What do you think?

You ready to open Pandora's box?

Yeah, yeah.

Allison, can I kiss your husband?


Oh god, oh.


That was incredible.

I've never seen you like that before.

I'm ready for more.

You look so beautiful.

I love you so much, Mr. Hughes.

I love you so much, Mrs. Hughes.

I'll get it.


What's that?

I don't know.


It's from Claire.

Open it, open it, open it.


Oh my.


I won't be needing this.

You ready?

Welcome to the Palm Springs lifestyle.

You look ravishing.

Thank you so much for the dress.

I just love it.

Oh I love it too.

You are a lucky man.

Trust me, I know.

Time to leave the vanilla world behind.

Hi everyone, come in.

Come meet my new friends.

This is Allison and Mark.


Hi, pleasure.

Hi, where did Claire find you?

Oh, she's literally the girl next door.

So how long have you guys been in the lifestle?

What lifestyle?

Oh they're newbies.

Come my dear.

So good to see you.

I'm Emily.

Mark, nice to meet you.


Thatcher, great name.

Love newbies.

And of course you remember my husband Jim.

Yes, who could forget Mark and Allison?

Kids having a good time?

Oh, it's wonderful.

They're so friendly.

Yeah, well you wait till later.

Your nametags will be helpful.

Oh by the end of the night, you will remember who everybody is.

I need a refill.

Would you like some drinks?

Oh we're good.


Yeah, this is not the place to be good, Mark.

You definitely need a drink.

Excuse me, I would like to steal him for a few moments if you don't mind please.

Thank you, thank you.

Come, come.

Come, come.

Look who just arrived.


You look like a kid in a candy store.

Well I gotta admit.

I'm a bit out of my element here.

Well listen, I'ma give you a piece of free advice.

Just act like you've been here before.

Everything's gonna be just fine.

I'm so glad you made it.

Oh thank you so much for inviting us.

We really did have such a great time the other night.

Well have you seen anybody that you'd like to get to know better?


Oh, the rock star, yeah.

I mean look at him.

I just, I don't know that I could.

Oh, I've done more than look.

And you should go for it.

I don't know, I don't know.

What do you mean you don't know?

This is what you came for.

I know, I'm just a little worried about Mark.

Oh I think if he sets some ground rules, you should be fine.

Oh come on, honey.

What did you think was gonna happen?

You're at a sex party.

I think we just thought we would see how it goes.

Oh, that's asking for trouble.

The only way the lifestyle works is you both have to be open and honest.

You have to talk to your partner, set some ground rules and then you stick to them.

And then once that's in place, women are totally in charge here.

Whatever you see that you want is yours.

Welcome to the 17th annual Palm Swings weekend!

Though I probably need no introduction at this point, I am Miss Cherry Bomb, your mistress for the weekend's festivities.

Yeah, Cherry Bomb!

Now now, Walter, keep it in your pants, baby.

The man himself!

You all remember Mr. Cherry Bomb?

Thank you.

All right, back to business.

A few guidelines for our weekend's debauchery.

Open and close swinging are fair game.

If you wanna watch, watch.

And please remember, foreplay is greatly appreciated.

But, Should we be taking notes?

We should set some ground rules.

We'll decide what we're both comfortable doing or not doing.

Oh, what's the fun in that?

Our key event is a full swap event so no softies.

Anything goes.

If you put your key in the bowl, you best be ready to play.

DJ Miss Swing, let's get this party jumping.

Party's started!

I'm just, I'm not really sure how I feel about this whole key swap thing.

Well you know, we're here to fulfill our sexual fantasies and desires, right?

I actually think this is gonna be good for us.

It's gonna make us stronger as a couple.

Hey, we're still gonna be us tomorrow.

So we can just do anything we want?

No rules?

I trust you.

Okay, put your keys in my bowl, you sexy people.


You sure?

Yeah, put it in.

If I had a dollar for every time I heard that I'd be a millionaire.

Oh, girl.

Don't sell yourself short.

You'd be at least a billionaire.

But you can't play if you don't enter.

Let's play.


I need to get some water.

Okay, I'll be here.

I don't know about you guys, but I expect to have a lot of fun this year.

Ten times better than last year, my friend.

Cheers to that, buddy.

My man here is going to realize what this is all about.

Crazy, crazy.

Hold on a second, hold on a second.

Has any one of you fucked her?

Not yet, but she's on my list.

I'm totally going for it tonight, boys.

You and everyone out at the party.

Look at her man, she loves that shit.

Oh, you know how they call her?


The three hole wonder.

Yeah, I heard that.



What do you think, Mark?


Oh yeah I definitely like to get to know her better.

Get to know her better?

You gonna take her on a date?

Good luck with that, buddy.

Can I buy you a drink?

I just feel like dancing.

I'm pretty swift on my feet.

Mind if I cut in, Walter?

Sure thing, Lance.

No problem.



I'm Allison.

Yeah, Claire's friend, I remember.

Claire tells me you're a pretty good photographer.

I need somebody to shoot pictures for my new album.

You haven't even seen my stuff.

I got a pretty good feeling about you.

Get loosened up a little bit, Mark.

I'll be more than willing to help you with that if you like.

Well you know, I'm just waiting for my moment.

Well you know if you see something you like you should just go for it.

I mean you only have a weekend.

Timing means nothing.

Are you looking for a friend?


Yes, you.

I'm Rachel.

Oh, yeah, I'm Mark.


Good old Mark Hughes.

You sure about that?

Yeah, I'm pretty sure.

You're cute.

Do you wanna play with me, Mark?

It's not an offer I hand out to just anyone.

Two more shots please.

We are celebrating.

You sure you can handle another?

Oh I can handle all you got.

I've gotta take this.

It's really important, sorry.


I'm married.

Everyone here is married.

Where's your wife?

We could play together.

She's dancing.

She shouldn't leave you alone in a place like this.

Someone might come and scoop you up.

They're pulling room keys soon.

Maybe you'll get lucky.

Um excuse me.

I was wondering if I could dance with the hottest woman here.

Yeah, let me just maybe find Rachel for you.

Oh, no, no, no.

She is no competition for you.

I got a job offer.

You're kidding.


Oh, that's wonderful.

I know.

That's wonderful.


I told you this was gonna work out.

Everyone, please report to the pool area.

The moment you've all been waiting for has arrived.

Come on you two, let's break.

In true Palm Swings fashion, the ladies will be pulling one key at a time from the fishbowl of love.

Their partners for the evening will be the lucky man with the matching key.

Ladies, claim your man.



Get it, girl.


Yeah baby, that's me.

Oh, he's excited.

Who's gonna be lucky to get you?



Hey baby.

How you doing?

Yes, that was a starter.


Oh, wow.


Go girl.

Here you go.

Uh, 36, ah.

Walter, you lucky dog.

I may not be your type but I'll show you a good time.

I promise.

Oh okay.

Come on.

Come on.

What song is this?

No more talking.

Why don't you slip into something more comfortable?

What's wrong with what I'm wearing?

I want tonight to be special.


I like to roleplay.


Don't you start without me.

I wouldn't dream of it.

I love my wife.

I love my husband.

That's why we do this together.

If I didn't, I'd go have an affair.

I don't think I can do this.

As bad as I want to.

Is this your first time swinging?


I don't believe you.

Why are you here, Mark?

My wife wanted to come.

We thought that it would be good for us.

Spice up the marriage.

Is it working?

I have no idea.

This is my world, Mark.

The lifestyle brought me out of my shell.

And I might be just some young girl with daddy issues but I have sex on my terms.

It's not for everyone.

What if I'm afraid?

Are you scared of me?

I'm afraid of myself.

You make me wanna do things.

Like what?

Things I could never ask my wife to do.

What do you think she's doing right now?

Probably having fun.

Are you having fun?

Hmm, sure.

I like talking to you.


Well, what do you think?

You look good enough to eat.

You're really perfect for this.

Perfect for what exactly?

The chase is half the fun.


This is, okay.

No, okay, oh jeez.


Come on, where's your sense of adventure?

You know, I'm just not.

I just wanted to play.

Oh god.

Oh my god.

Tell me what you want, Mark.

I'll do everything your wife won't.

Fuck this.


Do you want some company?

Oh shit.

Stop, stop, stop.

Fuck me.

Where is Mark?

I haven't seen him in a while.

You have a really great guy.

Thank you.


Have a good time?

Now that I found you.

Such a sweet talker.

That's how I landed you.

Actually I think that was a drunken dorm night if I remember.

Ah yeah, yeah, details, details.

You wanna go to our room?

That sounds wonderful.

Bye neighbors.



Can I spend the rest of my life with you?

I love you.

I love you too.

You want some company?

No, I'll be out in just a sec.


We're done with this, right?

If that's what you want.

I love you.

I know.

Lance, you're just playing to your adoring fans.

You like to be in control, don't you?

So, how do you know lance?

We go way back.

Ah, is that right?

Yeah, he is one of the favorites.

Look at you, ooh!

Something about putting yourself out there and having people respond to you in a positive manner that's way better than any drug.

Says the rock star.

I prefer musician.

Allison's an artist.

She knows what I mean.

Now there's so much beauty everywhere and everyone I just wanna, I just wanna capture it, you know?

I feel selfish but.

Artist selfish.

We're all here for validation.

You know I think I'm gonna head out.


Really, I was hoping we could maybe relive our hotel night.

Oh, Jim and I have rules.

You know that.

Give my love to your wife.

You know I will.

I'm so proud of you.

Thank you.

Great to see you do your work.

Bye babe.


Guess it's just you and me.

Sorry I'm so late.

Hey, how's the shoot?

It was pretty good, it was standard.

Well did you get everything you were hoping for?

Yeah, I think the client was happy with the results.

Did you make all of this for me?

Yeah, yeah, for us.

I'm not actually hungry.

And I have so many photos to edit.

I have to get started.

Oh okay, all right.

I'll save you a plate.

I am too intelligent, too demanding and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely.

No one knows me or loves me completely.

I have only myself.

Excellent, excellent choice.

Sartre's lover Simone de Beauvoir was a great philosopher.

But she was also a really strong feminist in her own right.

So really great choice.

Thank you Professor Hughes.


Okay, who's next?


What do you say we catch a movie?


It's been a while since date night.

Not tonight, I have so much work to do.

Next weekend?


I'm going to bed.

I have to take this.

Mr. Hughes.

Uh huh.

Okay, thanks.

Who was that?

A student.

Had a question about an assignment.

Don't forget I got my night class tonight so I'm gonna be home late.

Okay, I won't wait up.



Are you ready to see some photos?

Lay them on me.

I love them.

Come over here.




Thank you.

Really nice.

Don't you love this?


What are you thinking for the cover?

Isn't it amazing?

It just completely captures your essence.

Look at that light in your eyes.


Ah you're, you're talented.

We should celebrate.

There, there.

Just go on tour with us.

And do what?

Be your groupie?

We need a photographer to do PR.

I mean it.

I don't know, Lance.


The job's yours if you want it.

Honey, I'm home.

Oh shit.

What's wrong with you?

Everybody decent?

I brought a friend.

Hey friend.

This is Derrick.

We were hoping to join you two.

Show him your cock.

I have to go.


I'm not sure what that was all about.

Babe, maybe you should see if she's all right.



You're home late.

Oh hey.

You're up.

Yeah, we had one of those lengthy discussions after class tonight, so.

I'm gonna take a quick shower.


Hi, hi.

What are you doing?

You say we shake things up, get away this weekend?

I can't, my husband.

Invite him, I'll be there too.

Where are we going?

Rachel and Lance invited us to a weekend at a spa if you're interested.

Are you still working with them?

I thought that job was over.

I ran into them at a store.

Do you wanna go?

I thought we were done with that.

I know, I just, I don't know.

I thought maybe it'd be a nice chance for us to reconnect.

I don't know, work is really busy for me.

I got exams coming up.

Claire and Jim will be there.

And I know you'd like to see Rachel again.

I guess it would be good to see everybody.

Do you really wanna go?


A getaway would be nice.

All right, yeah.

Tell them we're in.




Welcome to the Oasis Spa.

May I offer you a complementary vodka shot?

Oh, thank you.

I'm actually okay.

Go ahead, yeah.

We'll take your bags to your room.

The Oasis is a nude resort.


In the spa and pool areas.

With sexy attire acceptable and appreciated.

Well we don't have anything to hide.

Not really my style.

Um, I am your style.


Hey man.

You don't look very excited to be here.

It's not you.

Come on.


Allison, where's Mark?

He's around.

Is that Allison and Lance?


Everything okay?

I don't think so.

What do you say you and I go find ourselves a little distraction?



Oh hey.

Oh shit.

What do you say we go back to our room and have some real fun?

Mm, absolutely.

I'm pretty tired.

Forget our room, I've got a better idea.


I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I can't do this.

I can't do this, I'm sorry.

Mark, so what?

I mean they've been together more than we have.

I can make you feel just as good.

What do you mean they've been together more than we have?

They've seen each other more than we have, that's it.


Excuse me.


Wait, wait, Mark, wait!

Are you fucking Lance behind my back?

Look, you've had your fun too.

You're having an affair.

You lied to me.

We had an agreement, no more swinging.

Do you remember that?

I'm sorry.

Do you love him?


No, I'm not in love with him.

I love you.

That was just about sex and it didn't mean anything.

Well it meant something to me.

Okay, I mean, it's over.

You're right.

You're right, it is done, we're done.

I hope it was worth it.

What about you?

What about me, what about me?

Your students?

You know me better than that.


You just haven't answered your phone so I thought I would make sure that you're doing okay.

Mark, I just feel like if you let me explain.

If you would stop and let me explain please.


No more lies.

I don't wanna hear about how sex with some other guy didn't mean anything to you or how much that you love me or how much you don't love him.

I don't wanna hear any of it.

You know, we made a vow to be with each other the rest of our lives.

I think a little honesty isn't too much to ask for.

Hmm, do you?

No, no, of course not.

Save it.

I don't care.

You don't have to leave.


You hurt me, Allison.

And before today I didn't think that was possible.



Can I get in?

I no longer know anything.

If I say she ate my desires, I sin.

But if I deliver myself from them, if I refuse to satisfy them, the whole soul is infected.

Okay, let's stop early today.

Jennifer will collect the papers.

I will post grades outside my office on Monday.

Don't forget, finals are next week.

Here you go, see you next week, Mark.



I ordered your favorite cupcakes online.

That sweet little place that we love in Hyde Park.

Just like you did when you proposed.

I don't wanna see you right now.

We had these on our first date.


I thought maybe this could be a good start to helping us getting back to us.

We're never gonna get back to us, Allison.

Where did you get that?

You ruined any chance of that happening?

You need to let me make this better.

I think, I really think I can make you understand.


You're gonna unfuck him?

You can't.

You can't erase the images I have in my brain.

You can't stop me from waking up in the middle of the night.

You can't.

And imagining that you're fucking him in that exact moment, and I'm telling you a cupcake isn't gonna fix that.

This is my workplace.

I don't want you here.

This is one of the last places I have that doesn't have you all over it, okay?

So if you care about me at all then you'll respect that.

I just, I thought.

Well stop thinking.

You need to leave.

Right, my marriage is really over.

Oh, I highly doubt that.

But I'm not gonna say you wouldn't deserve it.

I just, I don't understand how you and Jim do this.

It's just sex.

Yeah, with other people.

He has his fun and I have my fun and then we come back to each other.

We come back to our family.

You really do make it look just so easy.

Maybe I don't understand the lifestyle.

It wasn't always like this.

We had really rough patches.

We went to therapy forever.

We thought about divorce.

Sexually, it just, it wasn't happening for us anymore.

The lifestyle saved my marriage.

But we have rules.

Every couple sets their own rules.

Swinging isn't hippie free love.

When feelings get involved, things just get messy.

Everything really was fine.

I just, I needed more passion.

I needed to know the side of myself.

I just, I got carried away.

I only love Mark.

Then you gotta get him back.


How Claire, how?

He won't even speak to me.

I found there's one solution that works for pretty much every problem.


Who's ready to play?



He's not coming.

I'm really sorry I got between you and your man.

I thought you guys had an understanding.

It's really not your fault.

Consider my tour offer.

But I really, really hope things work out between you and your husband.

He's here.

He brought a date.

I'll take care of that.

Hey, good to see you, Mark.


Yeah, glad you could make it.

Thank you.

Who is the looker?

Oh, this is my colleague Jennifer.

Yes, hello.


Jim Ericson.

Pleasure to meet you.

Hey Jim would you take Jennifer to the bar?

Let's get you a margarita, huh?

All right yeah, I would love that.

All right.

Of course you would.

How you doing?

I'm okay.

Well there's somebody here who is dying to speak to you and I don't think you can stay mad at her forever.

I don't know.

I don't know, I'm pretty sure that I can.

You're a good man.

She's a good woman, you're a great couple.

This could just be a blip on the radar.

Cheating isn't just a blip, Claire.

Well, it could be.

Yeah, look, I, I really, I don't wanna talk to her.

So we're just here to have a good time with my friends.


So you've been here before?

No, no it's my first time.

It's your first time?

Just don't give him a chance to run away.

You have to make him listen.

She's right.

Mark, Mark hey, come here!

You're gonna be okay.

All right, trust me, I know these things.

He loves you, we both know that.

You did not tell me that this was a swinger party.

Oh I'm sorry, are you mad?

No, I mean look at this place, it's awesome.

You know I can learn more about a person from an hour of play than an entire year of conversation.

You're here.

Yeah, yeah I don't think that's what Plato had in mind.

Listen, I gotta get out of here.

You wanna get out of here?

Um no, I'm gonna stay.

I wanna stay.

Is that cool?

Yeah, yeah, I gotta go.

You can stay.

You know I'm sure everyone will be more than accommodating.

Don't leave.

I don't belong here.

She's pretty.

We're just friends.

She may be a little young for you but I mean you're free.

I can't do this right now.

I miss you.

Allison, please, I don't.

Why did you come here?

All right friends, I think it's just too hot for all these hot people out here.

Come on in the playroom.

I fucked up.

I should have told you.

You have to forgive me.

Everything's different.

You've changed.

Yeah, I have changed.

I have.

But you are my best friend.

And that will never change.

I can't lose you, Mark.

I don't wanna start over.

I love our life.

We have a beautiful life and it is the only one that I want.

What do you want me to say?

I want you to give me a second chance.

What if I can't do that?

Well then I will have to deal with that.

But it won't be easy.

I'll never find a better man than you.

I'll never find a better husband.

A better father for my kids.

I wanna start a family.

And I want you to be my life.

And I never wanna have an experience without you again.

I don't, I can't.

Put it on me.

Are we okay?



But we're gonna be.

Where'd everybody go?

I don't care.

Let's go home.