Elevator pitch: Before Ray can blow the whistle on a dangerous sun tan pill, he is slipped an overdose and turns into a black man. Now no one believes him -- and he even gets arrested for the disappearance of his own white self. It's David against Goliath in his struggle to reveal the truth.
The bed is empty.
The bathroom door is open. Sandy is taking a shower.
Ray is on the divan, still partially dressed. He stirs, rolls over – and shockingly: RAY IS NOW BLACK. But he isn't aware of this yet.
He stands up and stretches.
Sandy comes into the room, a towel wrapped around her, and sees Ray – and immediately screams.
The towel drops, she turns and races back into the bathroom. The lock clicks as she locks the door.
Ray is puzzled.
There's no reply.
“Sandy, what's wrong?”
He turns and across the room catches a glance of himself in a dresser mirror. He freezes.
He moves slowly toward the mirror, hands going to his face, feeling himself, touching the change he sees in himself.
In front of the mirror he stares at his image with confusion and shock. He rubs his skin, hard, fiercely, but nothing changes. He is still very black. He steps back. He crosses the room to the bathroom door.
“Sandy, what happened to me? Who was here last night? Answer me, goddamn it!”
Behind the closed door: “Ray?”
“Of course it's Ray! What happened to me?”
“You sound different.”
“Open the door.”
“I don't understand this.”
“Neither do I. I'm going to give you your clothes. I'll set them on the floor in front of the door. Then I'm going to wait across the room so you can get them. Get dressed and then we'll talk. Will you do that?”
“No funny business.”
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