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Susan Sarandon on Her New TV Series Satirizing George W. Bush

Bush still living rent free in that empty space in her head…


The Daily Beast: The Oscar-winning actress opens up about her new TV comedy premiering Fall 2016 on Epix that takes aim at disgraced ex-POTUS George W. Bush.

Susan Sarandon, the Oscar-winning actress, David Bowie paramour, and paragon of timeless cool, has made it very clear that she’s no fan of George W. Bush—you know, the smirking frat boy who, as president, led the United States into a costly war under false pretenses, tanked the economy, and got his ass handed to him on live TV by Kanye West. She was one of the earliest celebrity critics of the Iraq War, and threatened to move to France if Bush was re-elected.

Well, it seems Sarandon will finally get her revenge—on the small screen.

nolteThe star of films like The Rocky Horror Picture ShowThelma & Louise, and The Client is about to begin shooting a new television series in New Mexico, Graves. Created by Joshua Michael Stern (no relation), the 10-episode show is set to premiere fall 2016 on Epix, and will be the network’s first original comedy. Sarandon will play Margaret Graves, the wife of a disgraced U.S. president (Nick Nolte) who has a “come-to-Jesus” moment and decides to go out and repair the damage he’s done 20 years after leaving the Oval Office. Meanwhile, Mrs. Graves flirts with realizing her own political ambitions.

According to Sarandon, the Nolte character is based on none other than George W. Bush. “He’s Bush,” she tells The Daily Beast. “He’s the ex-Republican president who ruined the country, did everything wrong, and wakes up one day and realizes that he fucked up. I’m his wife, and we started out as populist Republicans and, as it happens, got chewed up. So now he’s going through this big thing. Eventually, they ask me to run for the Senate because I’m like the Michelle Obama—a very popular First Lady. And there’s a crazy candidate, like a Trump, and they want me to shoot him down, so I have to decide whether or not I want to run.”

Graves will be both a political satire and a comedy of familial dysfunction, since the Graves family isn’t exactly the most stable former First Family. “We have two kids—one’s coming back from Afghanistan, and the other just tried to torch her house because her husband was fucking around,” says Sarandon.

The actress, who’s turned in a bunch of cameos and recurring parts over the years on television shows like FriendsChappelle’s Show30 Rock, and Louie, confesses to having been hesitant about joining the TV ranks, but couldn’t pass on such an excellent script.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” she says. “Hopefully it’s funny. Nick’s part is fantastic—it’s just so Nick. I’ve said no to TV so many times, but this one sounded so intriguing.”


Hollyweird Moonbat Sarandon: ‘I’m So Excited These Days By The Fluidity Of Gender’


Huffington Post: For decades, the world has known Susan Sarandon not just as a talented actress, but also an outspoken advocate for a wide range of women’s issues, from reproductive rights to equal pay. Gender-related matters have always ignited a passion within Sarandon, and, on “Oprah’s Master Class,” the Academy Award winner elaborated on her opinions about traditional gender roles and gender identity in today’s evolving society.

“I’m so excited these days by the fluidity of gender that’s happening,” she says. “I think once all those ‘boxes’ are gone, it’s going to be so much more interesting and so much less energy spent on those ‘boxes.’ We can get down to the nitty-gritty of, really, what a person is.

i dont know

Professionally, Sarandon has explored that fluidity in films, like “Cloud Atlas,” a multi-era sci-fi movie she appeared in back in 2012. “Everybody plays different genders and different colors and [in] different time periods, kind of suggesting that the essence of a person is so much more than whatever a person is wrapped in,” Sarandon explains. “I love that notion.”

Years later, this notion has seemingly become mainstream. “I see it more and more, in just the way people are dressing or refusing to dress, or the breaking down of very strict sexual orientation definitions, or even what it means to be a woman,” she says.

Sarandon "growing older"...

Sarandon behaving as expected as she grows older…

As a parent, Sarandon adds that she would love to see gender stereotypes dissipate in childhood, especially those that expect boys and girls to behave so differently as they grow older.

“I always knew what I had to do for my daughter to give her a fair shake in the world… But the socialization problem for guys is so ruthless. Having two sons just made me experience that so much more,” she says. “Guys just can’t feel and can’t cry and… all this stuff just gets pounded out of them.”

The reality, of course, is that grown men do feel and do cry, which Sarandon says isn’t something that they should ever be taught to suppress. “It’s just not fair that you tell little boys that they can’t be these other things,” she says.

That’s one of the beautiful things that Sarandon appreciates about show business: the jobs there are not gender-designated. There are just as many women constructing sets as there are men painting the scenery, she points out. It’s an environment that the actress finds both empowering and compelling.

“I think that it’s a much more interesting world when people don’t have such narrow ideas of what they can be,” Sarandon says. “We’re heading that way.”


The Creature from Occupy Wall St

H/t beloved fellow GrouchyFogie

Actually this is an insult to porcupines, who are really cute. Like this baby porcupine:

These are the real creatures from Occupy Wall Street:

Susan Sarandon

Sarandon's former hubby, Tim Robbins. Gettin' porky there, Tim!

Roseanne "let's behead all who have more than $100 million!" Barr


Top 10 Most Obnoxious Hollywood Libs

Human Events has an article today on the “Top 10 Most Obnoxious Hollywood Liberals“:

1.  Sean Penn:  The two-time Academy Award winner has traveled the world to denounce the country that made him rich and famous.  He has been used as a propaganda tool by the Iranian regime, met with Cuban President Raul Castro, and went to Iraq as an antiwar activist.  Penn is so close to Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez that the tyrant, in one of his televised speeches, read an open letter Penn wrote to Bush, condemning the Iraq War, calling for the President’s impeachment and saying that Bush, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice were “villainously and criminally obscene people.”

2.  Michael Moore:  The portly director made hundreds of millions of dollars off of the highly fictional Fahrenheit 9/11, a “documentary” that alleged close links between the Bush clan and Osama bin Laden’s family.  Recently he said that private wealth is a “national resource” that belongs to all the people and called for jailing the rich.  Then he called bin Laden’s death an “execution.”  For a man who made a fortune exploiting 9/11, denouncing wealth, and the action against the al-Qaeda leader, is beyond disingenuous.

3.  Danny Glover:  Lethal Weapon star Danny Glover was a campus radical as a student at San Francisco State University and has been an advocate for left-wing causes ever since.  He chums around with the likes of Hugo Chavez, is a union rabble-rouser and said the Bush administration was composed of “liars and murderers.”  After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Glover was quick to blame the tragedy on global warming.

4.  Barbra Streisand:  From her appearance on President Nixon’s “enemies list” to her singing performance at a fund-raising gala for Barack Obama, Barbra Streisand has a long history of political involvement.  Most notable is her bankrolling of left-wing causes, with the Streisand Foundation steering millions to groups promoting every liberal fantasy.  Among her favorite causes are women’s issues, nuclear disarmament and the environment.  She even donated $1 million to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation to help solve global warming.

73-year-old botoxed, breast-implanted, rib-removed, face-lifted Fonda at Cannes this week. Some communist she is!

5.  Jane Fonda:  “Hanoi Jane” deserves a lifetime achievement award for left-wing activism.  Between her anti-American radio broadcasts from North Vietnam and appearing at anti-Iraq War rallies, Fonda demonstrated against Israel’s “occupation” of the West Bank and supported feminist causes, speaking out against patriarchy.  This is someone who once said, “I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become Communists.”

6.  Alec Baldwin:  “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin is an animal-rights advocate, a strong supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and serves on the board of the left-wing People for the American Way.  During the Clinton impeachment, Baldwin publicly fantasized about murdering Rep. Henry Hyde and his family.  If he had only followed through on his threat to leave the country when Bush was reelected.

7.  Susan Sarandon:  From supporting the Nicaraguan Sandinistas in the 1980s to speaking at a pro-union rally in Wisconsin this year, film star Susan Sarandon is still plugging progressive positions, although no longer with her former longtime companion and political fellow traveler Tim Robbins.  She was an anti-Iraq War activist, protesting the Bush administration with the likes of Jane Fonda and Cindy Sheehan, and is a major donor to the feminist group EMILY’s List.

8.  Janeane Garofalo:  This B-list actress and Air America refugee has taken left-wing hate speech to a new level with her rhetorical blasts aimed at the Tea Party.  Here is a sample of her rants:  “It’s about hating a black man in the White House.  That is racism straight up.  This is nothing but a bunch of tea-bagging rednecks,” and, “The functionally retarded adults, the racists—with their cries of, ‘I want my country back.’  What they’re really saying is, ‘I want my white guy back.’ ”

9.  Joy Behar:  While on “The View,” Joy Behar said there are ways to get information from terrorists other than tough interrogation methods such as waterboarding.  “There are other ways of getting information out of people … pay them off,” Behar said, while suggesting offering a terrorist a “$6 million book deal.”  This is the same brainiac who once said, “It is really not easy to make fun of the Obamas, because they’re kind of really perfect, aren’t they?”

10.  The Sheens:  This father/son duo deserves a mention.  Martin Sheen played the liberal’s dream President in “West Wing,” and has embraced every left-wing cause, from antiwar and farm-worker activism to protecting seals by attacking fur traders.  His son, Charlie Sheen, was an outspoken Truther, alleging that 9/11 was an inside job, before he became a traveling carnival act with his Tiger Blood and “Torpedo of Truth” tour.

Do you agree?

I’d put Whoopi Goldberg or Tim Robbins on the list instead of the Sheens. I’m not sure 9-11 truther Charlie Sheen is even a liberal.