Scenes From: Games We Play
Ashley and Tyler have made a head game out of sexually frustrating each other. When Tyler takes it too far, Ashley takes her revenge. Do you know what happens to teases, she asks? Teases get tied up.
This scene plays as a short film between two characters whose relationship is revealed to be a twisted game of obsession. When Angela confronts Markus on a betrayal, what unfolds is a roller coasters of attraction and repulsion as they both fall into the dynamic that promises to keep pulling them back together.
The game is simple. She can do whatever it takes to seduce a man, and he can do whatever it takes to deter the man. If the man fucks her, she wins.
Markus works after hours grading papers at his desk when a student drops in. “You’re not supposed to be here,” he says with apprehension. She smiles at him, almost with pity. “I’m your student, aren’t I? Makes sense that I would be here.” But he’s right. She’s not supposed to be there, and she doesn’t take no for an answer.
"Did you dress for me," Manuel asks before letting Izzy in through a cast iron gate. She shows him the lingerie beneath her trenchcoat. After leading her through the labyrinth of the strange house, he pushes her against a wall on a staircase landing. "What would you do for me," he asks. "Anything," she says. He looks at her closely. "Anything?"
When Markus catches his maid cleaning sloppily, he calls her into his room. "When you were a girl, and you misbehaved, what used to happen?" he asks. She looks at him reluctantly. "I was spanked, sir." He considers this, before proceeding. "And did that curb the behavior?" She looks down. "Yes."
When Abella and Ramon meet, there is immediately an air of contention between them. The problem is there's a bit of attraction, too. This builds as she joins him in a one-on-one game on the basketball court, but once she gets frustrated she pushes too far. He responds by pressing her against the pole by the neck. She responds by shoving her tongue down his throat.
When Markus tries to fire Ivy, she makes it clear that she has leverage she's willing to press. What she doesn't know is that Markus has more leverage. "I am expected to be bad," he says. "When you are bad, everything crumbles." The problem is that neither side can quite deny the lure of the other's position.