While TRISH puts CHLOE and TIMMY to bed, BILLY comes and sits beside BILL on his bed.
BILL: Yes, Billy?
BILLY: What does come mean?
BILLY: You know…
BILL: Well, you know how sometimes your penis gets erect… well, sometimes it gets so excited that a sticky milky substance shoots out.
BILL: Yes, only come can be used as a verb as well. (a beat) Billy?
BILL: Have you ever come?
BILL: Now Billy, it’s all right if you haven’t.
BILLY: Well, I have…
BILLY: But everyone else in class had and… I want to come, too!
BILLY starts crying.
BILL: Awn, now, it’s okay, it’s okay. Have you tried playing with yourself?
BILLY: You mean…
BILL: With your penis.
BILLY: A little.
BILL: How did it feel?
BILLY: I dunno. I don’t know what to do.
BILL: Do you want me to…show you?
BILLY: No! No! I’m not normal!
BILLY buries his head in BILL’S lap.
BILL: Aw, Billy. Don’t worry. You’re normal. You’ll come. One day. You’ll see.
– Happiness (1998), written by Todd Solondz
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is answering children’s questions, suggested by @BillieJeanVK who also suggested Happiness.
Trivia: Premiere voted this movie as one of “The 25 Most Dangerous Movies”.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from Billie: “This is one of the scenes that sums up my entire feelings about Happiness. There is a horrible greatness to it. You want to laugh at the same time your skin crawls. To experience the scene fully you have to know that Bill likes to have sex with little boys. However, he has never touched his son Billy.”