SCENE OPENS on Marlene (Reagan Foxx), Laura (Jaye Summers), and Bianca (Jane Wilde). They all hold coffee cups and look nervous and somewhat uncomfortable, fidgeting in their chairs. They sit in a circle. They eye each other warily before shifting their gaze to Robert (Seth Gamble), a charming, handsome and sympathetic-looking man. ‘As you know, my name is Robert… and I’m an addict,’ Robert says. But like all of them, it’s not heroin or booze that’s his addiction and affliction – he’s a sex addict, he continues.
‘And we can begin with you,’ Robert says kindly, indicating Marlene. She hesitantly describes being tricked into fucking her boyfriend and her stepdaughter by the manipulative daughter. The event traumatized her, causing her to associate family with sex.
Robert looks at her kindly. Thanks for sharing Marlene, he says. That kind of experience can send you into behavior loops and patterns that you think you’ll never break free from, he continues. ‘But I promise you – and I’M living proof – I promise you that there IS an answer out there for you,’ he says kindly. Marlene smiles thinly at him.