Study Guide

Almost Famous Scene 14

Scene 14

Scene 14

"I Am a Golden God!"

  • William and Russell leave the venue and talk about William's family life. They develop a connection. "But here I am, telling secrets to one guy you don't tell secrets to," William jokes, echoing Russell's earlier words.
  • Russell and William find themselves at a house party at the behest of a few "real Topeka people."
  • A skeptical William watches as Russell enjoys all that is "real." One thing leads to another, and Russell finds himself tripping on LSD on the rooftop and shouting, "I am a golden god." (In the words of Ron Burgundy, "That escalated quickly.")
  • An extremely intoxicated Russell continues: "And you can tell Rolling Stone magazine that my last words… were… I'm on drugs!" The crowd gathered around cheers emphatically.
  • "I think we should work on those last words," shouts William. "I dig music," Russell responds. The crowd offers a lukewarm response.
  • "I'm on drugs!" Russell yells, the crowd cheering loudly again. With that, Russell jumps into the pool.