Deja Vu

EXT. THE PUB ENTRANCE – NIGHT

JOHN Storms out the pub. His shirt is stained and misaligned. He’s drunk and more than a little pissed off.

He walks back and forth continuing an unseen argument. Eventually sees his messed up shirt and throws a drunken hissy fit.

JUNE
John. John. JOHN!
JOHN
What?!?
JUNE
What the hell was that?
JOHN
What?
JUNE
What?
JOHN
Yeah What?
JUNE
THAT! In there.

John gives a look that she should know what?

JOHN
I’m going.
JUNE
Well thanks for fucking up my night.
JOHN
Thank your boyfriend.
JUNE
Is that what this is about?

No answer from John.

JUNE (CONT’D)
You’re jealous.
JOHN
You’re bloke’s a dick.

June gives him a scolding look.

JOHN (CONT’D)
Oh I’m a dick?

Another look from June.

JOHN (CONT’D)
Fuck you.
JUNE
Fuck you back.

An ANGRY MAN storms past knocking into John.

JOHN
(to Angry Man)
Fuck you too.
ANGRY MAN
What did you say?
JOHN
I’m really not in the mood.
ANGRY MAN
Well you better get in the mood.
JOHN
Really? You’re quoting Dune?
ANGRY MAN
What?
JOHN
Its a book. Never mind. Excuse me.
MAN
(Grabbing John)
I think you’ve got something to say to me.
JOHN
What? You pushed me.

Man just stares.

JOHN (CONT’D)
Jesus! You gunna bark all day or bite little doggy.

No response from the man.

JOHN (CONT’D)
It’s Reservoir Dogs…It’s a movie..

John gets smacked out by the man ending up on his arse. Two high healed feet stroll into frame.

JUNE
Told you you’re a dick.

INT. THE PUB TOILET – LATER

John stands by the sink blood pours out of his nose into the sink. He catches himself in the mirror and questions his own reflection.

June comes in with a first aid kit and a bunch of tissues.

JUNE
Put your head up and hold your head back.

As John holds his head back June pushes it back further making sure the action hurts John.

He goes to make a sound but she shuts him up with a scolding look.

She then takes the tissue away and inspects his nose. Pushing it around a little.

JOHN
Do you mind?
JUNE
Not really.

A man comes in and does a double check – is he in the right room? Yes definitely the right room. He goes to say something but is interrupted…

JOHN
It’s alright he’s a she.

The man is puzzled.

JOHN (CONT’D)
She’s in drag. This is chesty la rue.
JUNE
My agent here booked me in and there’s no dressing room.

JOHN
Hence. The bloody nose.
JUNE
It’s the hormone treatment. Makes me emotional

The man just stands there.

MAN
But…but you’re woman?
JUNE
I know pretty convincing eh? Thats why I should have my own dressing room. Go ahead. Don’t mind me.

The man edges past.

JOHN
Nice boobs by the way.
JUNE
Oh you like them? My fans paid for them.

The man goes to the furthest urinal, turns his back slightly and once he’s sure John and June aren’t looking starts to pee.

JUNE (CONT’D WHISPERING) (CONT’D)
I’m the drag queen?
JOHN (WHISPERING TOO)
It’s the hands.
JUNE

Again with my hands. There is nothing wrong with my hands.

JOHN
They’re very masculine.
JUNE
Compared to yours Dorothy?
JOHN
You know I prefer Dot.
JUNE
Makes you sound like a war bride from Mike Leigh Film.

She takes a look over John’s shoulder at the man as he finishes up. Then snaps back pretending she wasn’t looking.

June then looks back and John and Mouths the words “It’s Huge!”

The man comes to the sink and washes his hands then leaves.
June pushes the rolled up tissue into Johns Nostrils.
To which John screams.

JUNE (CONT’D)
Pussy.
JOHN
I think its broken.
JUNE
It’s not broken.

JUNE turns JOHN around so he can face himself in the mirror.

JOHN
I look like a dick.
JUNE
Now you see what I see.

BEAT.

JUNE (CONT’D)
Ok I’m going back to my meal.
JOHN
What that’s it?
JUNE
You walked out on me remember.
JOHN
You were cheating on me.
JUNE
What?
John realises they are having two different conversations.
JUNE (CONT’D)
I meant the meal and I think you’ll find that I wasn’t cheating on you.
JOHN
What do you call walking out on me with another man?
JUNE
Listen carefully Tom Petty. I cheated on him with you.
BEAT.
JUNE (CONT’D)
Biggest mistake of my life.
JOHN
Jesus you’re a bitch.
JUNE
Wow. You really don’t like anyone playing with your toys do you? It was a mistake John. A huge fucking mistake.
JOHN
Don’t hold back tell me what you’re thinking.

June exhales a gasp of exasperation, just as another bemused male walks in.

JUNE
Don’t worry I’m leaving.
(to John)

JOHN
June. Just answer me one thing?
JUNE
No.
JOHN
You don’t even know what I’m going to say.
June leaves pursued by John into the bar proper.

INT. THE PUB DINING AREA – CONTINUOUS

JUNE
I know exactly what you’re going to say.
She comes back to the table and four chairs have been pushed aside.
JUNE (CONT’D)
Where are they?
JOHN
They’re not here.

JUNE gets out her phone and texts

JOHN (CONT’D)
Your bloke?
JUNE
Not here.

JOHNS phone rings. He answers it.

JOHN
I can’t hear you I’m going outside…hang on.

John leaves June as she reads her text and slumps down into the cubicle despondent.

EXT. THE PUB ENTRANCE-  CONTINUOS

Outside John smugly puts his phone away as June storms out and slaps John around the Face hard.

JUNE
You son of a bitch.
JOHN
What the hell was that for?

June slaps him again like he should know.

It takes him a moment to realise that he does know.

JUNE
You had to tell him didn’t you? I take it back you’re not a dick you’re a fucking arsehole.
JOHN
June it was a knee jerk reaction.
JUNE
Why couldn’t you let me tell him?
JOHN
Why did you tell me first?
JUNE
You tricked it out of me with tequila.
JOHN
So it’s my fault?

Again the “Really?” look.

Ok so it’s my fault, but he provoked me.

JUNE
How? Far as I can tell you’re been a class A wanker since me and Tony started seeing each other. He’s been nothing but patient with you. but you. you’re a prick. And now this.
JOHN
Do you love him?
JUNE
Jesus!
JOHN
Do you love him?
JUNE
Enough already. We’re done. We’re through. It’s over. I gotta find Tony?
JOHN
I don’t understand why if you don’t love him why then are you marrying him.
JUNE
Who said I was marrying him?
JOHN
He did.
JUNE
What? When?
JOHN
Are you?
JUNE
Going to marry him? None of you’re goddamn business.
JOHN
So that’s a no?
JUNE
That’s a fuck off and mind your own business.
JOHN
Really?
June closes in on John – Just so there’s no mistake.
JUNE
You know what your trouble is? You never see or appreciate what’s in front of you.
JOHN
I appreciate you.
JUNE
See that’s what I’m talking about. That cheeky grin isn’t enough anymore. You want to know why it would never worked out between us?

John goes to answer.

JUNE (CONT’D)
This
She points to his head.
JUNE (CONT’D)
You’re so in your head that you never give yourself a chance to enjoy where you are or who you’re with. You’re this spoiled unsatisfied little child always looking to other peoples toys.
JOHN
June that’s not true. We had something.
JUNE
We had a one night stand.

JOHN
Two nights…
JUNE
Whatever! I can’t do this anymore. I don’t think I can even be your friend anymore.
John is stunned as June walks away. She then pauses and returns
JUNE (CONT’D)
Give me your phone.
John does so.
JUNE (CONT’D)
What about this girl you’re seeing?
June fiddles with the phone.
JOHN
Just a bit of fun.
JUNE
What do you know about her?
JOHN
Not much. We’ve been kinda preoccupied…if you know what I mean.
JUNE
She’s a second year graphic design student who’s thinking about switching to animation. She has three brothers and two siamese cat. She speaks two languages, loves soppy Richard Gere films, even though she feels that Breathless was better in french. She is pisces, lactose intolerant, lapsed vegetarian, ex-toking Betty Page-Russ Meyer Nut. 5 ft 2 blonde but dies her hair black. Has an I.Q. of 174, a tattoo of a fish on her arse and apart from the fact she thinks Into Darkness is great Star Trek She’s You’re perfect woman.

John is taken aback… for a moment.

JOHN
Into Darkness is a deal-breaker.
JUNE
And you’re head is yours. Why am I not in your phone?
JOHN
You are. I put you under giggles.

June is not impressed.

JOHN (CONT’D)
She really got a Tattoo of a fish on her arse?

June hands John his phone back to him.

JUNE
You had no right to tell Tony I was pregnant.
JOHN
I’m sorry.

After a brief moment John looks at his phone.

JOHN (CONT’D)
What did you do?
JUNE
I deleted my number.

She starts to walk away.

JUNE (CONT’D)
I can’t be your friend right now.
JOHN
June!
JUNE
And don’t try to Facebook me either.
JOHN
June!
June Turns for one last look – What!
JOHN (CONT’D)
I’m in love with you.
JUNE
No. No you’re not.

June gives up and crosses the road straight into an oncoming car.

EXT. THE PUB ENTRANCE – NIGHT

Almost identical repeat of the opening scene.

JOHN Storms out the pub. His shirt is stained and misaligned. He’s drunk and more than a little pissed off.

He walks back and forth continuing an unseen argument. Eventually sees his messed up shirt and throws a drunken hissy fit.

JUNE
John. John. JOHN!
JOHN
What?!?1
JUNE
What the hell was that?
JOHN
What?
JUNE
What?
JOHN
Yeah What?
JUNE
THAT! In there.

John gives a look that she should know what? and then realises he’s been here before.

JOHN
I’m going?
JUNE
Well thanks for fucking up my night.
JOHN
Thank your boyfriend.
JUNE
Is that what this is about?
JOHN
(Whispering to himself)
I’m Jealous
JUNE
You’re jealous.
JOHN
You’re blokes a dick.
June gives him a scolding look.
JOHN (CONT’D)
I am a dick.
Another look from June.

JOHN (CONT’D)
Fuck you?
June doesn’t answer.

ANGRY MAN storms past John nearly knocking in to him but John easily dodges which actually puts Angry Man off balance a little.

JOHN (CONT’D)
(Whispering to himself)
Fuck you too.
ANGRY MAN
What did you say?
JOHN
I’m not really in the mood.
ANGRY MAN & JOHN
(at the same time)
Well you better get in the mood.

John stares at Angry Man who has a a slightly bemused look on his face.

ANGRY MAN & JOHN (CONT’D)
What?
JOHN
Never mind.

John stares for a while then something changes. He looks June for a moment and smiles then turns back to Angry Man

John makes the sound of a dog growling.

For a moment Angry Man looks at him and goes to walk away then turns and knocks John to his arse.

Two high healed feet stroll into frame.

JOHN (CONT’D)
Don’t say it I already know.
BEAT.
Then John looks up.
JOHN (CONT’D)
June I’m sorry. I fucked up.
JUNE
Yeah. Yeah you did.

June’s hand comes into frame offering John a help up which he takes pulling himself out of frame.

JOHN (O.C.)
June I may have told Tony you were pregnant.

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