LOVE IN LOST PLACES
Romance, a dance, and coming of age in Glouster, Ohio

Created by Andrea Morales

Saccharine love songs and fairytale endings define Jameska McKee's 17-years-old concept of love. But with prom on the horizon, she longs for a prince who can prove that love is waiting for her somewhere out there.

See full story at: http://2011.soulofathens.com/our-dreams-are-different/love-in-lost-places-1.html

TRANSCRIPT:

JAMESKA MCKEE: Love when it is good. It makes everything better, but when its not, it can make your whole world like feel like its crashing.

(Television:
The rich dark chocolate. York Peppermint Patties. Get the sensation.)

JAMESKA MCKEE: Prom is a night of being like a princess. So..like Cinderella, and all them little princesses. Like I don't know, how they got the poofy dress.

I think romantic would be on a beach. Looking at the clouds or something.

(TV: …must be doing something right…)

JAMESKA MCKEE: I want to be in love

I don't want to be alone the rest of my life.

(TV: …Doing something right…)

JAMESKA MCKEE: "Does this look stupid?"

There's always a prince, beautiful, amazing.

TAMMIE SHIFFLET: He's your knight in shinning armor until his armor comes off and you get to see what's underneath it.

(Wind chimes)

She looks for attention. I mean that's all she's… they show her a little bit of attention and next thing you know, she's in love and you can't tell her because mom don't know nothing

(Train horn in background)

I hate it. I'd like to strangle every one of them. Tie her to a room and leave her there. But you can't do it. She's got to learn from her mistakes.

JAMESKA MCKEE, SINGING:

Not just something they would say and then forget
Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away
Woah oh, grandpa, tell me 'bout the good old days

ROXY MCKEE, 4: I want to go see the Easter Bunny

TAMMIE SHIFFLET: Okay, shut up

JAMESKA MCKEE: When my mom found out she was pregnant for me, she didn't want an alcoholic in my life so she told him that it was me or the alcohol and he chose alcohol.

I used to think that I wasn't good enough for him. Because he would come and he would go in and out of my life and I just felt like I wasn't as important.

Once again, he told me we were going to go do something. And never showed up. So I when I seen him, I told him that "I hate you and I hope you die"

And then, he did…so…

(Children in the backyard)

(JAMESKA MCKEE's cell phone playing the song "Down on Me" by Jeremih: Just put it down on me, put it down on me, Down, down on me, put it down on me)

JAMESKA MCKEE: Oh no you didn't. have Daniel call tiff. Tiff, wanna talk to him?

TIFFANY: What'd they say? Tell Tiff that what?

JAMESKA MCKEE: I keep telling him talk, and he's like what do you want to talk about? And I was like I don't care anything. And he's like whatever. How's the weather? I was like "What the f?"

When we first got together, I could say that that person, everything was great, that was your little idea love, and then after he got on drugs, it kind of took it away.

JAMESKA MCKEE On the phone: I'm fed up with it….

I still think guys are cute so I'm confused on if I'm a straight lesbian or just a little bit more than bi. But I know I'd rather be with a girl both relationship wise and sex wise, I'd rather be with a girl. But I still think guys are attractive so don't even ask me about my sexuality.

It's the fact that I thought I had everything I wanted.

And when you love someone, you don't cheat or lie to them, and I just, I mean I knew that she was doing it I just didn't want to come to face the facts.

"Crank dat" by Soulja boy
Hey I got a new dance fo you all called the soulja boy
(Yoooouuuu!)
You gotta punch then crank back three times from left to right
(Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh yeeeeaaaah!)

JAMESKA MCKEE: I don't care you can beat me and its nothing like a heartache

When I get somebody in my life, I want to keep a hold of them and I don't want them to go and when they go, I just get really upset and stuff.

And even if I do find somebody that is not all that, maybe I could change them. Maybe I could make them what I want them to be

In this world, love is a lost cause, but I'm not going to give up, cause I know I got stuff to offer.

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