HBO says no political agenda behind Palin film
KOMO News: In a politically polarized country, the people behind HBO’s upcoming movie on Sarah Palin’s vice presidential campaign are being careful not to take one side or the other. “There is no agenda here,” Danny Strong, writer of the film “Game Change,” said at a news conference Friday. Filmmakers said they sought historical accuracy.
The movie debuts March 10. It is based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s book about the 2008 presidential campaign, but focuses specifically on Palin. Director Jay Roach said he wrote a long letter to the former Alaska governor seeking an interview with her to help the film, “but I got a very quick email back from her attorney saying, `I checked, she declined.”‘
“I don’t think this movie is going to change people’s minds one way or another,” Strong said. “People are very polarized. It’s not designed to change people’s minds.”
Actress Julianne Moore looks strikingly like Palin in her depiction. Asked what she thought of Palin after getting so close to the story, Moore said she had “profound respect” for the historical nature of the candidacy. (Notice how she didn’t directly answer the question, coward.) “There was a tremendous amount of pressure,” Moore said. “That was what I was trying to capture, the pressure that she was under.”
Do tell, Ms. Moore, how you were able to capture the pressure she was under since you never spoke directly with Sarah Palin herself? Remember this comes from an actress (part of the 1%) that suggested “leadership is not about making more noise but about electing people who will take care of us.”
HBO airs the disgusting Bill Maher show “Real Time” in which he and his panel once discussed having violent hate sex with Michele Bachman and Rick Santorum.
HBO has no political agenda behind this movie? Yeah, riiiiiight. And I’m the Toothfairy.