WARNING: extreme violence, sexist language, objectification, nudity
Main character – Elizabeth
demographic: woman, white, thin, fit, long hair, olive complexion, from L.A, CA
Elizabeth, pitches an idea for a grant to a group of three white men, a black woman, and a white woman. She wants to find out who’s on a Chatroulette type website called “The Den.” She wants to study human behavior by leaving her webcam on 24/7 the next few months and video recording everything her computer sees. She gets up from the computer and you see her butt sticking out of the bottom of her underwear as she walks away.
The black woman who was sitting at the table, Sally Winters, calls her on video chat and tells her she gets the grant. Sally, makes a remark about how although the people sitting at the table aren’t “the hippest group,” she is still very supportive.
She immediately messages a guy named Max K telling him she got the grant. He tries to ask her to go out that night and she tells him that she’ll have to take a rain-check and he’s sassy back, they kid with each other.
A guy named Damien C sends her a video chat next. She accepts and excitedly tells him she got the grant. He tells her “I’m so happy for you,” (paralanguage relatively un-enthused) she catches on to this and by the look on her face doesn’t believe him.
He gets a phone call.
Max K messages her again and says “give me a buzz if you need help with the screen recording software, k?” she says “thanks!” [Damien C still talking on the phone at his office with their video chat box up]
When he gets off the phone he says “sorry about that,” and asks her if she’s coming over tonight.
She says “she probably shouldn’t.”
He says “COME ON..you’d rather spend your evening chatting with a bunch of strangers than hanging out with me?”
she responds with “hey! this is my job. :smiles:”
“aw I know. I just want to see you :sly smile:”
“well you’re seeing me now.”
“ya-but I want the real thing”
she gives a smile and considers the offer, bares a shoulder, notices one of his co-workers peeking over the cubicle to get a look at her body. she motions to Damien to look behind him, and yells “Tod! God damnit :hangs-up call:”
she laughs and pulls her spaghetti strap back up.
:she customizes her webcam experience to include everyone:
(OPTIONS: people interested in friendship, people interested in dating, people interested in hooking-up, people from your high school, people from your college, people from across the globe, professional contacts, friends of friends OR give me everyone)
a warning pops up that says “Please notice that DenChat.com is not responsible for anything you see or the content of its users therein.”
the first chatter is a teenage-twenty something girl. the room behind her has words posted on it like “exquisite” “glamorous” and a bulletin board that says “Don’t get trouble in your mind!” she stares at Elizabeth boredly, has her hair up in a tight ponytail, and is leaning with her hand holding up her head. her username is yagirl96 from Ticonderoga, NY. Elizabeth says “hi” and yagirl96 skips her immediately afterward.
the next chatter is a slightly chubby/hairy guy from Korolyov, Russia with no pants on waving his genitals around and she looks blankly and skips the user. searching for someone new…
the next chatter is an Indian man under the username sudeepsudeep40 from New Delhi, Republic of India who tells her “you are very beautiful”
she says “ha, thanks,” and asks, “so what are you guys up to?”
he has a friend behind him laying down who gets a glimpse of her and gets up to pay attention for seemingly the same reason.
the first man asks her if she will tell them “how to satisfy a woman.”
she asks “uh..excuse me?”
the man responds with “my friend is getting married next month and he’ll have to satisfy the bride”
“ya know, maybe you guys should just download some porn.”
“well, it’s not that easy…ha..please..you must show us..just uh, show us where he needs to touch her”
“nice try, guys..” :closes window:
she has a LOG of her thesis up. it says it’s day 3.
LOCATION | NOTES
U.S. talked about online shopping, friendly
Philippines exposed penis
UK webcam broken
U.S. empty room, no one came after five minutes
France group having a party, using site for fun
U.S. clicked off quickly
Mexico did not speak english
U.S. danced for entirety of interaction
unknown spoke about family and internet usage
Czech Republic did not speak english
France talked about his studies – he uses site to better his english
Dominican Rep. hoping to move to US one day
Canary Isles woman on vacation, bored
U.S. boy who uses site to scare people
U.S. interested in meeting women
Canada wanted to talk about LA
U.S. played guitar entire interaction
she gets a video chat from a girl named Jenni*wise who also lives in LA
they’re gonna hangout, Liz says she has some wine
Jenni says “no, it’s a beer night, maybe whiskey :smirks: and says see you soon”
the next chatter shown happens after Jenni shows up, under username Jacques_Cocatoo, from an unknown location is a puppet shaped like a penis with a bowtie on. that shoots what looks like white paint at the camera.
they laugh. Jenni asks “you’re recording all of these right? I want a copy of that one” (they are both drinking beers)
the next chatter under username ejosh_trader_2 in new york, NY is dressed in a collared shirt and tie and looks at both of them without saying anything getting sweaty, biting his lip, and someone skips.
the next chatter is a cat licking itself under the name silkdress44xo from Scottsdale, AZ and Elizabeth looks grossed out at the camera and skips it – Jenni is bummed and said “aw, that was cute”
the next chatters are two school girls who look about 12 or 13 in traditional uniforms from Taguig city, Philippines under the username nakakatawa 988. the one on the right whispers to the one on the left and then sticks out her tongue at them.
Liz and Jenni laugh and Jenni sticks her tongue out right back at them
the next chatter is a guy dressed in a bunny suit with sun glasses on from Tel Aviv, Israel. Jenni gets up and asks Liz if she wants another beer, she says
the next chatter is a guy from Miami, FL under the username army_guyz_1970 who sits there laughing at them strangely. both liz and Jenni look pretty confused and blank.
the next is a group of people from Bogota, Colombia under the username naring. a guy from the group takes a picture of them and then flicks them off and the two women still on cam on their end laugh and look shocked at each other that he just did that.
the next chatter is a picture of an Indian woman under the username pyagrl*16 from an unknown location who has no webcam, just a picture. there’s something unsettling about the picture and the way it stares at the camera. Jenni skips it and says it was creepy and boring. Liz gets up and says she has to go to the bathroom. :NOTE LIZ HAS NOT SEEN PYAGRL*16 AT THIS POINT:
Jenni is now searching for someone new to talk to on TheDen.com alone.
the next chatter is an empty room. the next is pyagrl*16 again. the person on the other end of the picture sends her a message that says “don’t click off u dumb bitch”
Jenni looks shocked.
pyagrl*16 sends another message that says “you are an ugly cunt”
Jenni looks shocked again and flicks off the camera and closes the video chat with them.
Liz comes back, and Jenni says she doesn’t want to be on the site anymore because the people are mean, and says she just wants to watch some cute cat videos.
the next shot from Liz’s computer camera is of her own computer screen with someone going into “theDen” loading screen and trying to type her username in but getting the password wrong.
the next shot is of Liz’s living room into her bedroom at night, with her asleep in her own bed, from the perspective of her own computer camera. a video chat box pops up in the bottom right corner of her screen with the same Indian girls face (PYAGRL*16) and the sound is on with a woman’s screams being muffled by something. it gets louder and louder and Liz wakes up and goes over to turn it off, she looks really scared. she must have been half asleep because next time the picture is shown to her, she doesn’t seem to make the connection she’s seen it before.
next scene is her friend Max K from LA who is telling her “well that’s weird. are you sure you didn’t leave it on?”
and she says “no..no i am almost positive that I didn’t,”
followed by asking “can computers just turn on by themselves?”
and max responding “no, not likely. maybe it was a ghost ha”
she chuckles snidely and asks “be honest. were you hacking me?”
“was I hacking you? you WISH I was hacking you. you wish a guy like this :pans himself a bit: would hack you” he continues to make a joke about “stalking her later” because of her question about if he was hacking her.
the next chatter she connects with is a username aw01jalzop from Van Nuys, CA. It is a person with their back to her wearing a black silky robe swaying back n forth a bit, who drops the robe to the floor and is wearing a pink bikini wearing a yellowish wig with long hair dancing. they turn around and it’s a 30 something year old red haired man with a long beard and tattoos rubbing his body.
the next chatter is pyagrl*16 with just the picture again.
Liz asks if her webcam is broken. no response.
pyagrl*16 sends her a message that asks “do u mind if i type?”
Liz says “no”
pyagrl*16 says “U r very pretty”
Liz laughs and says “so are you”
pyagrl*16 asks “where are u?”
Liz says “coffee shop”
“i like coffee too! Can we be friends?”
“sure, but..”:pyagrl*16 leaves the chat when a strange man walks behind her screen.
the next chatter is username exhibitorrentz21202 from neward, NJ. it’s a chubby dominatrix looking woman wearing a leather corset and pants, and a spike bracelet with long black hair. she’s standing up, straddling a guy who’s kneeling forward. his head is stuck through a chair, his wrists are bound, his mouth is taped closed and he’s only wearing tighty-whities. she’s hitting him with a riding crop, as if he’s a horse.
the next chatter is under username Br1anne_99 from Leeds, UK. her husband comes down the stairs dancing in his underwear,
Liz says “wow, your boyfriend’s got some great moves! :jokingly:”
her boyfriends says “YOU LOVE IT! SO DO YOU RANDOM GIRL!”
they both laugh and apologizes about him to Liz.
Br1anne_88 says it was nice chatting with her and good luck.
Liz says, “thanks. goodnight, guys” responding to Br1anne_88 and her boyfriend who isn’t even in the room.
Liz gets an e-mail from Sally Winters asking how the study is going because she hasn’t heard from her in awhile. Liz is about to respond when she gets a video chat request from DamienC saying “well, well, well”
Damien – “how did I know I’d find you on here?”
“hey, i cleaned up the place :pans his room:”
Liz -“oh, looks really good.”
D- “yeah, I know. you should come over here and help me finish this bottle of wine”
L – “I’m sorry, I’m still working.”
D -“eh, do that later. This can’t be good for us.”
L – “don’t be so needy”
Damien is going out of town for an unknown reason, he wants her to come with. And tells her she could do work from the hotel room.
The next scene is from the perspective of Liz’s computer camera again on her own bedroom. It gets up and moves toward her bed. Someone walks over to her, and a white male hand takes the covers off of her.
She’s wearing a blue short sleeve shirt, and grey underwear. they graze their hand over her leg and pull at the waist of her underwear and she screams and wakes up. It’s Damien.
He sets the computer camera next to her bed. And he says “you wouldn’t come over to me, so I came over to you.” they make out, and she tries to turn the camera off but he tries to stop her a bit.
the next scene is someone going into her computer and logging back into her TheDen.com account, recording her and Damien while they are having sex on the bed, followed by them going into her e-mail.
the next scene is Liz on video chat with her pregnant sister who’s username is Lynben10 who’s in Valencia, CA. she says she just felt the baby boy kick. she just finished his bedroom. Liz makes a joke about how her sister should take her time because she’s pregnant and her sister makes a joke about having a bowling ball inside of her so it takes her time to do anything. Her baby’s room is space theme. Liz is bummed that it’s spaced theme because they decided together that the theme was going to be dinosaur themed. Her sister thinks the dinosaur theme was “way too 90s’.”
Liz – “okay, :sarcastic question: you trust a guy at the store over your own flesh and blood?”
Sister – “flesh and blood that I haven’t seen in MONTHS”
Liz goes on TheDen.com and the first chatter is Adebay055 from Lagos, Nigeria.
he’s got a headset on, and he’s trying to sell her a scam.
Pyagrl*16 messages her next saying “hi” “i want to ask you something” “Do u like this site?”
Liz – “ya I do. do you?”
pyagrl*16 – “i like watching people”
“Like when your bf licked your pussy last night”
Liz looks totally shocked.
suddenly a video appears on pyagrl*16s camera of the Indian girl whose picture is always up tied to a chair with tape over her mouth struggling and screaming. a man grabs her by the hair and slams her head against a table and cuts her throat as the camera continues to film her die.
naturally, Liz is completely freaking out.
she runs to the phone and goes to try and call authorities.
while she’s away from the computer pyagrl*16 sends her a message that says “talk soon :)” and leaves the chat.
the next scene there is an old white man in a police department re-watching the video Liz just saw of the Indian girls murder.
there is another window up on her computer that says “LAPD Cyber crime toolkit”
the officer says “well that looked real.”
Liz says “so what do we do?” “how do we even find out who this person is?”
O – “listen. we don’t have the resources to check every suspicious video that pops up on the Internet.”
Liz – “right, but you just said it was real.”
O – “I said it looked real”
Liz – “so is there ANYTHING else that I can do?”
O – “I can put a call into the cyber crimes unit, see if they got any similar reports, but like I said 99% of these things, they turn out to be fake”
Liz – “oh, okay, thanks :FOR NOTHING:”
Liz posts a new message in the community message board of TheDen.com titled “HELP: has anyone chatted with PYAGRL*16???
Including the picture of her on webcam and within the video of her murder.
Under it it said “I chatter with user PYAGRL*16 several times, but never saw her face until yesterday. When her webcam turned on, I watched helplessly as a young woman was brutally murdered. Please message me if you know anything about this…”
The next scene is her friend Max trying to invite her over. She tries to get him to look into PYAGRL*16. He says she owes him.
Liz tries to look into PYAGRL*16’s friends. She video chats the first one named dpphilinateor235 who says “DAYUM GIRL, YOU FIONE. YO, CHECK THIS OUT, I COULD MAKE YOU CUM SO HAR-” :video closed:
the next person she tries to video chat is username war_boy_44z. he messages her “show me ur Titties???” he looks like he’s probably 15. she leaves the video chat.
the next chatter is xx00000xx who is a fatter white women with curly blonde hair done laying on a couch in a red nighty with a red hand-fan who just laughs at Liz.
the next chatter is username els993849 that starts panning on a gun and a bullet sitting on a table. four people pretending to play russian roulette where a woman gets shot in the head, and after she “dies” wakes up and laughs maniacally.
Liz goes back to the message board she posted about pyagrl*16 on and there are over 50 pages of comments. The ones shown are:
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark! LOL. – consTheDixk
This didn’t get me hard. – Grand tomato
>>>You sick douchebag. – Happitistically
Wow. – Missy.
FUCK THIS. – baseBallerzZ
Came for the boobs, came for the boobs. – Not A Fanboy
A sick white guy did this. – HarshliverS
>>A stupid fucking Mexican did it. – Eechy__0
Totally FAKE! – Meowzmango
: ( – sassychass2y
Another Mexican bit the dust. – Mad dilde
>>She’s Indian. – Nero_zero_Hero
>>How can u tell? – Exclaimer
Look at that blood!!!!!!!! Killer effect yo! – Exclaimer
She squeeeled like a pig. Oink, oink. – Harsh)critic000
The next scene is Damien saying “it’s fake Liz. it’s what these people do they probably got your reaction and everything.”
Damien – “It’s the Internet. You should have expected something like this”
Damien disappears. Liz gets hacked further. Jennie gets killed. the hackers uses each person they kill to contact other people Liz knows to kill.
the hacker tricks Jenni into going to Liz’s when Liz is over at Damiens place talking to the police. Liz finds Jenni in her bathtub with her wrists cut by the hacker. a hacker wrote a false suicide letter to everyone in Jenni’s address book. the hacker breaks into Liz’s pregnant sister’s apartment and ties her up holding a knife over her stomach like he’s going to stab it, hears police sirens, walks outside, takes off his mask and doesn’t get caught.
unbeknownst to either Liz or her sister one of the people responsible for the hacking is a police officer. he makes sure to keep turning the camera to capture both sisters upset and tears for whatever sadistic viewers. he walks outside with the camera and films Liz walking with another officer into a cop car. he gets into his own cop car, setting the camera down next to one of the masks, and follows Liz in with another officer.
they break into her apartment again, she ends up stabbing one of them to death and then gets captured by another.
the next scene is Liz waking up in a beat up looking room with her ankle chained to a wall like many people would find acceptable to do to an animal. she has a webcam strapped to her forehead she can’t remove with a light attached to the top. there’s a computer in the room she walks over to and damien is on the screen. the hackers kill both max and damien.
one comes into her room, she knocks them down and fights with them for quite awhile, wrestling them to the ground and retrieving keys from them to unlock her ankle. She grabs their machete and walks out into the desolate hallway. a couple hackers find her and start chasing her around the enormous camera-bugged building. alarms sound, she struggles with another and gets up to the surface of some kind of desert junkyard. finding a car and speeding away she gets in a car crash, and is eventually dragged back
the next scene is Br1anne_88 logging onto TheDen.com. a man holds up a sign that says “Let’s talk,” pans it up and it says “About your boobs.” at the bottom.
she skips it. next she gets a video chat request from Liz. it’s just a picture of Liz. Br1anne_88 asks Liz if her camera is broken. Liz says no. A video starts of Liz standing on a chair and two hackers: one filming, the other kicking the chair. Liz is left to die hanging for a bit, the cord is cut, then they shoot her in the head.
The video pans out into a website that says “Watch ElizabethB’s narrative!”
The timeline includes:
-full webcam takeover
-home surveillance feeds
-over 120 hours of footage
-friends & family
-50 free photos
The website it pans out to include a white father inputting his credit card information including a category choice option on the side of the screen:
Abuse, Amateur, Axe-play, Blowtorch, Beating, Bottle, Bound, Box, Burial, Collection, Chain, Choking, Cannibal, Classy, Cleaner, Decapitations, Demoralizing, Disembowel, Drilling, Dungeon, Erotic, Eyes, Exhibition, Fantasy, First time, Foreplay, Gas, Gun, Hardcore, Hanging, Hooks, Impaling, Knife play, Marital ex, Psychological, POV, Solo, Spike, Team, Throat slash, Whipping