Second Nature

Synopsis: A woman and man compete in an unusual race for mayor when gender roles magically reverse.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Michael Cross
Production: Cross Films
80 min

Now where was it?



That's not even HD.

That's a corncob.

I'm trying but...

Give it a sec.

Alright, we've heard

some great ideas from Bret.

And Amanda you are

looking so lovely today.

Show of hands for Bret.

Let's go Bret.

And those for Amanda?

Congratulations Bret.

What's the first

thing you're gonna do

as class president?

Kool-aid in the

drinking fountains.

Come on, that's

so not practical.

Says the also ran.


We already have a

terrible ant problem...

Amanda, that sounds

a little bossy.

Yeah, also ran.

Also ran!

Also ran!

Also ran!

Also ran!

- Also ran!

- Shhh!

Also ran!

Also ran!

Kind words please!

Also ran!

Also ran!

Also ran!

Also ran!

I'm not an also ran.

I'm not an also ran.

You are amazing.

Say it.

I'm hot.

I'm smart.

I'm my own boss.

When I respect myself,

doors will open.

What are

you waiting for?

My clothes.

Breathe in love.

Treat yourself.

Start out your day

in perfect balance.

You like that?

Hell yeah.

Jesus, hand over the ball.

You want me to

fumble your balls?

Just play with them.


Ugh no.



I'm sorry, I'm

sorry, I'm sorry.

I got caught up.

Ugh, wait.

Listen Jenny, do

you need a ride or...

That's really sweet of you,

but it's Penny.

That was my favorite shirt.

You've got

a stop sign you a**hole!

I can't believe

you're still doing this.

Haven't you been there

longer than most of the guys?

I really don't mind Amanda.

What about last year

when you broke your...

I sprained my ankle so.

You make me crazy.

This is my big break.

Sometimes you have

to do the grunt work.

What, in 10 years they're

gonna make you pizza girl?

Hello ladies.

Bring us something honey?


Come on darling.

You know you look a lot

prettier when you smile.

Thank you.

That wasn't a compliment.

These a**holes bothering you?

Oh hey.


Probably shouldn't

put yourselves

in these types of situations.


I forgot to bring

this to our date.


Oh, so it was a date huh?



I went too far.

I like the flower.


I suck at this.


Hey, do you want

this while I'm here?

I've kinda got my...


Going to town

hall for the thing?

What thing?

You didn't...

The mayor died.

Sh*t, what?

Oh sh*t!

This is a tragic

day for Louisburg.

Here with an update,

Sheriff Ross.

Thank you Bret.

Around 0300, Mayor

Gleason was found

deceased in his Buick

after going over a cliff

at the Rock Quarry

in Badger Pocket.

He might have

survived the crash,

but then the coyotes.

What about the

woman he was with?

Oh that would be

Joanne, the Mayor's...

She's recovering

at the hospital.

That's all we have.

Thanks Sheriff.

I'd like to have a

moment of silence

to remember the best Mayor

Louisburg has ever had.

Born and raised here,

he really understood what

our community needed.

He renovated the church

and then he also

negotiated the deal

to bring us a

Honker's restaurant.

Oh that was too much.


It's alright, it

was loud though.


Anyway, a lot of you

are probably wondering

what's gonna happen

with the open position.

Well, there will be a

special election in one week.

Candidates need to

submit their paperwork

to Judy by the end of the day.

I myself am running.

I'm having a fundraiser

tonight at Honker's.

Free wings.

Johnson for Mayor.


You're doing it right?

Not again, mmm mmm.

Amanda this is your chance.

That's what I

thought last time.

Nobody wants to vote

for an also ran.

Hey grandma.

What happened?

Seriously grandma?

I think you need to come

to town and live with me.

Is this my prescription?

Yes, and something else

that I think you should have.

Oh goodness,

I don't need a gun.

I know.

I don't like them

anymore than you do,

but grandma what else

do you have out here?

I've got Thunder.

Thunder is a cat.

But she's my

sweet Thunder p*ssy.

Okay grandma, can you

please not say that again?

What do you mean?

You know, if the

city would annex Hillview

you'd have police

and fire out here,

it'd be so much safer.

I thought

you already brought that

up with the City Council?

Well, if I was Mayor I

could make that happen.

Well, don't forget, the

Burkhearts and the Nickels

are right next door.

Grandma, the Burkhearts

can barely walk

and the Nickels can never

remember who you are.

You think that they're

gonna protect you?

You've got a

good heart Amanda.


Over here.



You found it?

Is it under this?

Well I hope so.

Alright, here we go.

You can do it.

Oh wow.


Got it?


Look at her.

Grandma what's this?

I think that's part of

my old sewing machine.

Oh goodness.

I don't even remember

when I buried this.

Well it says here 1974.

You would have been my age.


Watch your mouth.

Sorry grandma.

Oh look.

"Return within seven days."

I think you might have

missed the window.


Yeah well you can have the

piece of sh*t if you want.


I think it's about time

that you should have it.

Have fun.


Hey Bret.

Hey buddy!

Hey, question.

Why do you need

maternity leave again?

Come on man, we've

been over this.

No I know I know,

but are you pregnant?

Told you it wasn't a beer gut.

Yeah, seriously though,

you're gonna ditch us man?

Jane's really gonna need me.

I know, I'm just

messing with ya.

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Michael Cross

Group Captain Michael Cross OBE RAFR is a British former Chief of Staff of the Air Cadet Organisation. He retired from the post in 2006. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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