THE BABY CONSPIRACY
Homey just kept going, right Sharkey?
The kid’s tough man. He’s like family now
bro. Nothing can separate us.
Each member hugs Li’l Rusty and makes the gang sign. What
just happened was a “jump in”, the traditional initiation
for males into a Hispanic gang.
INT. TATTOO SHOP - ALVARADO STREET. AFTERNOON.
Benno, Sharkey, Big Jo, Dreamer and Joker are at a local
tattoo shop watching as Li’l Rusty is getting MS-13 inked
onto his chest by this tough looking homey called Mad
Benno is getting the “devil’s head” tattooed between his
shoulder blades by another homey. A joint is being passed
around. Big Jo is doing a “blow-back” with Li’l Rusty.
EXT. TATTOO SHOP. LATE AFTERNOON.
The gang comes out of the shop and shows off their new
ink. Gang hand gestures accompany their speech like
EXT. BELMONT HIGH - WESTLAKE. LATE AFTERNOON.
The boys’ varsity soccer team is playing a game. Benno,
Sharkey, Big Jo, Dreamer, Joker and Li’l Rusty take a
seat on the grand stand and cheer on the school’s green
and white team.
They root for one player in particular who is clearly the
star of the team. He’s a skillful dribbler and striker,
graced with a fluid style. This is Angel (14), Benno’s
younger brother. Slender and finely chiseled. Unlike his
brother, he has a nice head of shiny black hair and no
tattoos of any kind.
VERGANISIMO! Your bro is the sickest
player on the field homes.
Look at that, he’s making love to that