Halloween decorations only in October, no flowers in the parkway — clearly the neighborhood HOA has become tyrannical. A group of moms plot a takeover during their weekly bunco night, and the only thing in their way is the idiot president and his old white guy friends.
I can certainly identify with the woes of dealing with a HOA as can millions of others. I think you’ve got a built-in large and receptive audience to the concept.
However, I suggest you brainstorm all the possibilities before locking into the plot. For example, as a general rule, unless there’s a hot-button issue on the agenda, HOA meetings are sparsely attended.. The most recent HOA for my division was rescheduled for lack of a quorum. And very few people vote by showing up or by mail proxy for HOA board elections. Which means that it should be relatively easy for someone with the help of a handful of co-conspirators to pull off a coup.
IOW: where does the plot end? When they succeed in taking over the HOA? Or is that when the plot gets really interesting and complicated? What do they do after the revolution, after they now have the power (hence, the responsibility)?
Also, another story thread could arise from the fact that HOA boards contract out day-to-day management to private management companies. What if that’s the locus of corruption? (My HOA dropped the management contract with a local management company, contracted with one headquartered over 2,000 miles away. )
Anyway, best wishes. This is a movie I would like to see.
Here’s a another (serious) take after taking heavily from Richiev-
“When the HOA president inflicts draconian rules on the neighborhood, a fed-up mom and her friends plot a coup to takeover the HOA. They conspire under cover of darkness — at their weekly bunco nights.”
Title: Bunco Night
First sentence could hang on its own at 23 words.
Second sentence feels optional (11 words) but I like setting up the title and adding a bit more comedy.
Anyhow, gives me a good footing to actually take a spin at developing. Thanks all!