Waiting to Exhale (1995) Poster

Lela Rochon: Robin Stokes



  • Troy : You black bitches are all the same.

    Robin Stokes : Bitch?

    Troy : Y'all always complaining about how nobody don't want your ass, don't nobody know how to treat ya! Then you meet a man, a brother, with genuine interest in ya, and you gotta act simple. Then you wonder why we date white women.

    Robin Stokes : A white woman can have your sorry ass!

  • Savannah Jackson : So what do you think, Robin? I've love this man forever. And now that we've got another chance, I don't want to blow it by making him think I don't have any faith in him. You know what I mean?

    Robin Stokes : Don't we hear this on "Sally" and "Oprah" every day?

    [they chuckle] 

    Robin Stokes : That's what you sound like, you know.

    Savannah Jackson : Is that where you get your advice from? TV?

    Robin Stokes : Well, you know, there was this one woman in your same situation. This man kept saying he was going to leave, too. She got her hopes all up and everything. Quit her job and even moved to the same city he lived in. Right after she got there, she found out she was three months pregnant. He ended up dumping the woman. Said his kids would be too hurt if he left now.

    Savannah Jackson : So what about the baby?

    Robin Stokes : So she had an abortion. She never even told a soul, not even her mama. She never looked at men quite the same again.

    Savannah Jackson : So he left his wife in the end, right?

    Robin Stokes : Take a wild guess, Savannah.

    Savannah Jackson : What show did you hear this on?

    Robin Stokes : Sorry, I've never been on "Oprah".

  • Robin Stokes : [thought about Michael]  Does he think he just did something here? Shit, I coulda had a V-8.

  • Michael Davenport : [after the awkward sex scene]  I knew you were going to be somebody special. How do you feel?

    Robin Stokes : About what?

    Michael Davenport : Me... uh, this... uh, everything. Tell me what you want. What do you need because whatever it is, I'm gonna see that you have it.

    [He sits up] 

    Michael Davenport : What's your fantasy? I mean, what do you want from a man?

    Robin Stokes : Everything.

    Michael Davenport : Could you be more specific?

    Robin Stokes : [she sits up]  I want to have a house in Scottsdale.

    Michael Davenport : I own a house. In Scottsdale. What else?

    Robin Stokes : I want to get married. And I want to have kids- two, maybe three.

    Michael Davenport : And?

    Robin Stokes : I want to eat out two, maybe three times a week. I want to have babies. I want to go away for long weekends. I want to have a family. I want to be happy.

    Michael Davenport : You don't want much. I can give you that and a whole lot more.

    Robin Stokes : What about you, Michael? What do you want?

    Michael Davenport : Robin, I think I've found it.

    Robin Stokes : You don't even know me.

    Michael Davenport : No, it's about knowing me. I can give you everything you want, everything you need if you let me.

    Robin Stokes : [after a moment]  You can start by kissing me.

    [Michael is about to dive in and she stops him] 

    Robin Stokes : No, slowly... and gently.

    Robin Stokes : [Michael kisses her gently. Robin narrates]  And he did it right. And I felt like silk. And when I looked at him, I didn't care anymore that he wasn't Mr. Universe.

    [they start kissing passionately as she narrates] 

    Robin Stokes : I just felt young and sexy and beautiful. And when I closed my eyes and squeezed my pelvis real tight and my body exploded from the inside out, Michael felt just like the real thing. And everything was perfect. For once.

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