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Taboo (2002) Poster

(2002)

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Benjamin: Question: Would you sleep with a minor? Answer: yes. Let's begin our slide into the moral abyss.

Katie: Oh! Naughty naughty.

Adam: Aw, shit, I, for one, had sex before I was fourteen. I don't see what the big deal is.

Benjamin: Really. I didn't think that they had altar boys in the, uh, the Jewish faith.

Elizabeth: [hurriedly trying to deflect any animosity] Okay, Piper, your turn.

Piper: Question: Would you sleep with a person of the same sex? Answer: yes.

Christian Turner: What a great game to play with our best friends.

Adam: Yeah, fuck Taboo. Let's have an orgy, huh?

Elizabeth: Or enroll in group therapy.

Benjamin: Well, maybe you need new friends.

Piper: Well, actually? We all seem pretty well suited for each other, so far.

Elizabeth: [looks at Adam] Your turn.

Adam: All right, the question is: Would you have a threesome? The answer is yes.

Christian Turner: Two girls and one guy, right?

Piper: Does it matter?

Katie: Well, Mr. Right Wing Conservative over there looks like he might think two girls might be fun. Huh?

[Piper, his current girlfriend, looks at him worriedly]

Elizabeth: Okay, my turn. Question: Would you have sex for money? Answer: yes.

[She looks at Katie]

Katie: I like sex, okay? That does not make me a hooker. At least it doesn't make me a bitch.

Benjamin: That's my baby.

Katie: Question. Mmm. Would you sleep with your partner's best friend? Answer? A very disappointing no.

Christian Turner: Wow. There's one good person amongst us sinners.

Katie: Christian. Pardon me, but don't you have to be a lot fatter and less educated to be part of the Christian coalition?

Christian Turner: So says the prep school anarchist.

Katie: Ah. No, no no. See, I am just a shallow, materialistic party girl, and at least I don't pretend to believe in principles.

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[first lines]

Piper: [reading from a dictionary] "Taboo: A prohibition against touching, saying, or doing something for fear of immediate harm from a supernatural force." That's creepy. And, and I, I don't, I don't really get it.

Elizabeth: Well, the thing about taboos is that society shuns them. But if you really think about it, I mean, there's something very tempting about it. And the game will test whether or not we succumb to the taboo, whatever it might be.

Christian Turner: Such as?

Elizabeth: Such as, would you cheat on your husband or wife?

Katie: Oh, that's considered taboo? See, I just thought it was good Country Club etiquette.

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Christian Turner: [answering Katie] Well, I believe in principles.

Elizabeth: Surely, this doesn't have any...

Benjamin: Christian, stop pouting and, uh, read the last question!

Adam: I think he's scared to read the question.

[Christian shakes his head, disturbed by what he's reading]

Adam: Just read the card!

Christian Turner: This - Okay.

[shakes his head]

Christian Turner: Would you sleep with a relative? Answer: yes.

[There are various murmurs of discomposure]

Adam: That's fucking disgusting.

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[It's New Year's Eve, a year after the team played the Taboo game, and they're all slightly drunk and antagonistic]

Benjamin: Ladies, please. I mean, we haven't seen each other since graduation. Could you guys try and be nice, maybe? You know, stop the whiny, insecure, competitive bullshit? Please?

Adam: Yeah, I'm the Jew, it's my job!

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[They raise their champagne glasses in a toast, as the New Year approaches]

Christian Turner: Here, a toast. To the four people in the world that I most love to hate. And

[nodding to Elizabeth]

Christian Turner: to the one that I hate to love.

Elizabeth: [She grins] To relationships that last as long as we live.

[She smiles saucily at Christian]

Elizabeth: As short as that may be.

Piper: To the twelve seconds.

Benjamin: [mocking her drunkenness] "Twelve theconds." I'd like to make a toast to bread. Because without bread, there would be no toast.

Katie: [to Elizabeth, spitefully] Uh, a toast for the cure to cancer! And, uh, ending world hunger, and everything else I'll never be involved in!

Piper: [drunk but happy] To special people! And special times.

Adam: Special Olympics!

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Elizabeth: Well, what do you want to talk about, then?

Katie: Dirt.

Benjamin: Gossip.

Adam: I like rumors. Does anyone have any?

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Elizabeth: Somebody in this house is a murderer, and we're stuck here!

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[Benjamin has been studying a portrait on the wall and the plaque below it, when Elizabeth comes to join him]

Benjamin: She looks very happy, huh?

[He reads aloud:]

Benjamin: Virtue, Honesty, and Justice.

Elizabeth: Christian's family motto. Words to live by.

Benjamin: [starts to laugh, but stops] Yeah, yeah. Or to, um, die by.

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Elizabeth: Slut.

Katie: Bitch.

Elizabeth: Like there's a difference.

Katie: Oh, but there is. You see, a slut gets to sleep with anyone that she wants to. "Moi." And a bitch, well, a bitch sleeps with no one.

[looks at Christian]

Katie: Not even her fiancee. "Vous."

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