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Another raunchy movie coming out of Hollyweird: A sequel to Bad Moms

Warning: NSFW language in this movie trailer.

Last June I did a blog post about the movie “Bad Moms.” From my post:

“Amy Mitchell (played by Mila Kunis) has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild binge of long-overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.”

I reminded folks about the politics of several of the movie actors:

Mila Kunis: Kunis supports the Democratic Party and Barack Obama. In a 2012 interview, she criticized the Republican Party, saying: “The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me. And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time?”

Kristen Bell: Kristen (a mother herself) is a rabid supporter of Planned Parenthood. Bell is also a rabid anti-gunner. She ALWAYS tweets nasty words for the NRA, gun owners, and republicans after any gun incident (oddly, she doesn’t tweet about the regular shootings in Chiraq).

Because this movie actually made money, they’ve decided to do a sequel, “Bad Moms Christmas.”

From Wikipedia:

“On December 23, 2016, it was announced that A Bad Moms Christmas would be released on November 3, 2017 and that it would be holiday themed, with Bell, Hahn, and Kunis all returning to reprise their roles. In April 2017, Justin Hartley joined the cast of the film. In May 2017, Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski and Cheryl Hines joined the cast of the film, alongside David Walton, Wanda Sykes and Jay Hernandez, who will reprise their roles from the first film.”

Wanda Sykes is a proggie who was booed off stage after her anti-Trump remarks at a charity event last November (classy). From Fox News:

Wanda Sykes shouted a series of expletives while giving the middle finger to the audience during a charity event in Boston Saturday. The comedian flipped off the crowd at Boston’s TD Garden arena after she was booed for her anti-Trump comments at the 22nd annual Comics Come Home fundraiser on behalf of the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.

“I am certain this is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president,” Sykes told the crowd according to the Boston Herald. “He’s just the first confirmed one, that’s it.”

Sykes’ comments were met with loud boos, prompting the comedian to yell out, “F–k you, motherf—er, f–k all of y’all.”

She then began pointing at various audience members and said, “F–k you, you, you.”

Actress Christine Baranski is anti-Trump. She claimed on Stephen Colbert’s show:

“I didn’t have to do much acting for The Good Fight‘s opening scene, in which Diane Lockhart looks on in horror as Donald Trump gets sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.”

“The pilot was written on the supposition that we would have a female president,” Baranski said. “But in editing, [creators Robert and Michelle King] realized they had an opportunity…. [The opening scene] was shot after the election, but before the inauguration, so I had hadn’t had the opportunity of seeing [Trump’s actual swearing-in], but the director said, ‘Imagine that you’re shocked,’ and I said, ‘No worry. I can play this.”

Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.

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Weinstein Co. to Challenge MPAA’s R Rating of Transgender Teen Drama

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Actors Fanning, Watts and Sarandon

Because it would be a “tragedy” if high school students couldn’t see this film.

From Hollywood Reporter: The Weinstein Co. (TWC) will challenge the MPAA’s decision to assign an R rating to its upcoming transgender drama 3 Generations. TWC was told that the film, which stars Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon and was directed by Gaby Dellal, received the rating due to language and some sexual references.

In its bid to downgrade the R rating to a PG-13, TWC has enlisted attorney David Boies, who is the company’s go-to lawyer for high-profile cases (Boies also represented TWC in its battle with Warner Bros. over the use of the title The Butler).

The MPAA offered a statement in response to TWC’s promise to fight the 3 Generations rating. “Under the Classifications and Ratings Administration (CARA) rules, the ratings board and appeals board maintain confidentiality and do not comment publicly about the process for movies under review,” MPAA spokesperson Chris Ortman said. “Any filmmaker who objects to the given rating can choose to go to the appeals board.”

TWC has a long history of challenging the MPAA’s ratings, sometimes successfully. The Michelle Williams-Ryan Gosling starrer Blue Valentine initially received an NC-17, but it was knocked down to an R. The company’s best picture Oscar winner The King’s Speech also received an R, which remained in place, but TWC managed to get a PG-13 rating for an alternate version.

Boies helped get the rating changed on the documentary Bully. Initially given an R for reasons similar to 3 Generations, TWC challenged the rating because it wanted the film to be more accessible to its intended teen audience. The film eventually received a PG-13.

“This film is a beautiful and touching story about family and identity,” said Watts, who stars in the film as the mother of the protagonist Ray, played by Fanning, and who also is an executive producer. “It is important for teenagers to see it and the R rating doesn’t reflect today’s society. 3 Generations doesn’t have a bad bone in its body. It’s an expression of love, acceptance, strength and honesty — values that could not be more necessary right now.

Added TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein: “Gaby, Naomi, Susan and Elle made this movie to share its message of acceptance and inclusion with all generations. The fact that an R rating would prevent high school students from seeing this film would truly be a travesty. The MPAA and I were able to come to an agreement on Bully, and I am confident that we will be able to do so again.”

The film follows Ray, a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning. His single mother Maggie must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother, is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. The film follows their journey as each character confronts his or her own identity and learns to embrace change while ultimately finding acceptance and understanding.

“3 Generations is an important movie for everyone to see, especially transgender youth who are feeling isolated or fearful and their families,” said Sarandon. “It’s ridiculous to have an R rating, which would prevent this audience from seeing the film.”

Added Dellal: “As a mother and a filmmaker, I want to speak to kids, to parents and to grandparents everywhere in a common language of love and inclusion about a subject matter that is not only real and complicated, but one that is important and alive today. There are kids all over this country that are still too fearful to speak out and to step out; they’re too alone to fight, lacking the kinds of support that would let them feel free to be themselves. Our story wants to humanize this family experience, and to take the mystery out of the secrets. I hope the MPAA will reconsider this R rating and encourage children to see this story and feel connected.”

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More Libtard Butthurt: Hollyweird actress blames another Hollyweird actress for Hillary’s loss

The butthurt libtard, Debra Messing, is 48 years old. She acts like she’s 16. Messing is insane to believe that Susan Sarandon could have had a major impact on the election outcome. I do believe Ms. Messing has a serious case of TARD.

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Debra Messing

Via NY Post: More than a week after the election, Debra Messing is still mad Susan Sarandon spoke out against Hillary Clinton.

The beef began in March when staunch Bernie Sanders supporter Sarandon, 70, appeared on MSNBC and said, “Well, you know, some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately. If he gets in, then things will really explode.” Some interpreted it as a Trump endorsement.

Sarandon denied supporting the now-president-elect the morning after the interview aired, tweeting, “LOL that I would ever vote Trump.”

That wasn’t enough for Messing, 48, who retweeted a fan who wrote, “@DebraMessing = national treasure. @SusanSarandon = national embarrassment.” She deleted the retweet, but added, “She had said Bernie is a revolution. Saying Trump would hasten the revolution implies a vote toward Trump. I believe she meant a ‘revolution’ was needed and if not thru Bernie, than at least thru Trump.”

“.@DebraMessing now RT-ing personal attacks. Cool. Right, the diff is I’m not RT attacks on u to 350K+ followers,” Sarandon responded at the time.

Messing kept it going, writing, “2- the idea that Susan Sarandon wud say that NOT supporting Hillary in a HRC/Trump race is a legitimate choice for Democrats, is insane.”

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon

Sarandon responded, “.@DebraMessing For those passionate, principled independents & first-time voters who would not be voting (1/2)  .@DebraMessing if it weren’t for Sanders & whose interests HC doesn’t represent, it is a dilemma. (2/2)”

When a fan tweeted at Messing on Thursday about her feud with Sarandon, the “Will & Grace” star replied, “She encouraged ppl to vote for Trump over HRC on a news interview. Said she was more ‘dangerous.’ She needs to be held accountable.

Sarandon took the high road, replying to a fan who claimed that neither Messing nor Clinton cared about the Dakota Access Pipeline. “I know Debra cares about a lot and hope she will care about #NoDAPL as well since Standing Rock needs her voice now more than ever,” she tweeted.

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The growing list of Hollyweird hypocrites to boycott

As if you didn’t already boycott Hollyweirdos, here’s a list of those who think their opinion matters to you. Don’t waste your money on their products.

From Cosmopolitan, a list of Hollywood folk who despise Trump:

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Schumer trying to make all people happy

Amy Schumer

My act will change because I’ll need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain, or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s too crazy.” — Schumer on BBC’s Newsnight, a little over a month before her recent show in Tampa, where 200 people walked out after she called Trump an “orange, sexual assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.” Later Schumer, a survivor of sexual assault, asked the audience, “You know what I love? A famous guy that will just take me furniture shopping and just straight up grab my pussy.”

(Schumer later offered a sarcastic apology, saying: “Dearest Tampa, I’m sorry you didn’t want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now,” Schumer said reading the letter, noted People. “How could I think it was okay to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?

“After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility that will teach me how to make all people happy. Both the rich, entitled, white people who are gonna vote for him and the very poor people — who’ve been tricked into it,” she added.

Schumer concluded: “… I shouldn’t have said that he was an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster. Shouldn’t have said that. I will never again say that he is an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”)

Chelsea Handler

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Handler not playing with a full deck of cards

“It’s kind of great to have a person like that represent everything that’s wrong in the world. It’s always a good thing to look at somebody and say, ’That’s the worst thing that could happen.’ I think we should keep [Trump] in the spotlight— not as a president, obviously.” — Chelsea Handler at Variety’s Entertainment and Tech Summit, months after posting her naked body to Instagram in protest against Trump and admitting on Live With Kelly and Michael that she “bought a house in another country just in case” Trump wins.

(The worst thing that could happen? Being “grateful” for being able to safely abort the two babies you conceived as a teen. From CNN:

At 16, “I hated my parents and I was having unprotected sex with my boyfriend, who was not someone I should’ve been having sex with in the first place, never mind unprotected sex,” she said.

I wasn’t really playing with a full deck of cards, and when I got pregnant I just thought, Why not? I can have a baby,” she recalled. “Maybe I’ll have twins and give them rhyming names!” Instead, Handler said, her parents took her to Planned Parenthood and she had an abortion.

But that didn’t stop her from getting pregnant again that same year by the same boyfriend, she wrote. “Getting unintentionally pregnant more than once is irresponsible, but it’s still necessary to make a thoughtful decision,” Handler said. “We all make mistakes all the time.”)

Matt Damon

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Damon thinking deeply about gun control

“[Trump] makes me nervous… There’s no way we can let this guy be the [president]. To let that dude have the nuclear football, are you kidding me? That’s dangerous. He’s impulsive and rash, and doesn’t seem to think deeply about too many things.” — Matt Damon on ABC’s Popcorn With Peter Travers. Damon’s feelings on Trump were made evident nearly a year earlier in an interview with a Spanish news agency when he called Trumps’ speech “xenophobic,” “dehumanizing” and “disgusting.”

(This from an actor who is anti-Second Amendment. On a promotional tour for his gun-heavy action series Bourne, he said, “It’s wonderful what Australia did because you guys haven’t had a mass shooting since you went, ‘No, we’re going to be sensible about this.’ And nobody’s rights have been infringed, you guys are fine. I wish we could be sensible like that but I don’t think that’s going to happen in my lifetime.”)

Margaret Cho

Just the nastiest. @realDonaldTrump, you literally have no moral fiber. You’re like no ply toilet paper. Just trash.” — Margaret Cho in a tweet.

Amber Rose

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Jesus Christ, I can’t even think about it! I’m moving, I’m out! I can’t. And I am taking my son with me! I would be devastated, to be honest with you!” — Amber Rose discussing the possibility of Trump becoming president in an US Weekly interview.

Shakira

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Callate!

“No one living in this century should stand behind so much ignorance.” — Shakira in a tweet just a few weeks after Trump characterized Mexican immigrants to the US as “rapists” and criminals.

 (Shakira is a Columbian living in Spain.)

George Clooney

George Clooney's Lake Como mansion - how many refugees are living there?

George Clooney’s Lake Como mansion – how many refugees are living there?

“He’s just an opportunist. Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist.” — George Clooney in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian. A few months later, Clooney, who’s publically a Clinton supporter, said, “There is not going to be a President Donald Trump. Fear is not going to drive our country.”

(George and his wife Amal fully support Merkel’s open-door policy towards refugees. Yet how many refugees have they accepted into their 30-room mansion? A big fat zero. Hypocrites.)

Eva Longoria

Longoria, whose words apparently don't create

Longoria, whose own words apparently don’t create emotional poison

What I don’t think [Trump] understands and what people don’t understand is words create emotional poison. That’s what they do, they create emotional poison. Hitler moved a nation with words, just words. So you have to expect this backlash. If you say something like that, as he has said, you must expect a backlash.” — Eva Longoria, who almost a year later delivered an impassioned speech at the DNC in which she said that Trump’s comments insult American families like hers.

(This from a women who, as an Obama campaign co-chair, retweeted this: Women, minorities ‘stupid’ to vote for ‘racist/misogynistic’ Romney. She later deleted that tweet.)

Lena Dunham

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I know a lot of people have been threatening to [move to Canada], but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there.” — Lena Dunham at the Matrix Awards, adding another comment to her long list of anti-Trump sentiments. The ’Girls’ actress is a staunch Clinton supporter and has been very vocal about Trump’s treatment of women on Twitter and other platforms.

Cher

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“He’s so Patty McCormack: consummate liar, doesn’t care who she hurts, insane; a sociopathic narcissist. I just wish he’d fall off the face of the Earth.” — Cher in a speech at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser, in which she also compared the candidate to Stalin and Hitler and said, “I just think he’s a fucking idiot.” The Goddess of Pop has also made her anti-Trump stance evident on Twitter with comments like “dump Trump,” “support him!? I’d rather chew glass,” “let’s throw Trump in a volcano,” and “If he were to be elected, I’m moving to Jupiter.

Johnny Depp

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Depp the accused domestic abuser and his bullied ex-wife

“If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States in a kind of historical way, it’s exciting because we will see the actual last president of the United States. It just won’t work after that.” — Johnny Depp, just a few months after he called the Republican candidate a “brat” who works through “bullydom.”

(This comes from a man who was accused of domestic violence by his former wife Amber Heard. They settled out of court claiming, “their “relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.” Heard donated her $7 million proceeds from the divorce to charity.)

Susan Sarandon

Sarandon trying to get a reaction

Sarandon trying to get a reaction

“He reminds me of a drunk uncle at a wedding, who gets up and starts talking and just loves the crowd and just goes on and on and on and says whatever he can to get a reaction. He’s like a figure from a Kurt Vonnegut novel; I can’t even address him seriously.” — Susan Sarandon when introducing Bernie Sanders at a rally in January.

Robert De Niro

High school dropout De Niro

De Niro didn’t do his homework

He’s so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con — a bullshit artist. A mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes. He’s an idiot.” — Robert De Niro in a video released through Anonymous Content and their voteyourfuture.us campaign. The actor continues, referring to Trump as “this fool,” “this bozo,” and saying, ” “He talks about how he wants to punch people in the face. Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”

(This coming from an actor who never graduated from high school.)

Miley Cyrus

Cyrus is a nightmare

Cyrus is a nightmare

“Donald Trump is a fucking nightmare.” — Cyrus on Instagram.

There’s plenty more Hollyweirdos on the list. Read it here.

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Growing support for Trump among Hollywood conservatives

Democrats & liberals [sic] predominate in Hollywood.

Well-known supporters of Obama include Gwyneth Paltrow, Barbra Streisand and Eva Longoria. In 2016, TV actresses America Ferrera and Debra Messing are outspokenly pro Hillary, while quieter but more powerful Hillary-supporters, such as director Steven Spielberg, Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Disney Studio chairman Alan Horn, sponsor fundraising events for Hillary. Fewer Hollyweirdos are openly pro-Bernie Sanders, most notably Susan Sarandon, who recently got into a Twitter fight with Debra Messing over their candidate differences.

There are conservatives in Hollywood, but most of them conceal their identities for fear of job repercussions, such is the much-touted self-proclaimed “tolerance” of liberals. (See “Secret Republicans in California’s Silicon Valley and Hollywood” )

Now, there are indications that increasing numbers of Hollywood conservatives and independents are lining up to support Donald Trump, considered one of their own as a former TV star (in “The Apprentice,” among others) and producer. (In fact, Trump is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and receives an annual pension of more than $110,000 every year!)

Donald Trump star in Hollywood

Paul Bond reports for The Hollywood Reporter that on March 10, 2016, at an undisclosed location somewhere in the Los Angeles area, about 200 members of Hollywood’s private group of conservative Republicans — known as “Friends of Abe” — gathered to watch the GOP debate between Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich. It was an invite-only list that included everyone from recognized actors to rank-and-file studio workers.

At one point early in the debate, when Trump blasted the entertainment industry over Disney employees who allegedly lost their jobs due to abuse of the guest-worker program, one of the “Friends of Abe” clapped and looked around to see if others were equally enthusiastic. Some were, including one invitee sporting a hat emblazoned with “TRUMP.”

A conservative wealth manager who didn’t want to speak publicly because most of his Hollywood clients are leftists, said, “For every Cruz or Rubio supporter I talk to, there are 10 Trump supporters. I tell them, ‘If you don’t want to feel the Bern, convert your IRAs now rather than pay his 92 percent tax rate.’ I know they like their Teslas, private schools and million-dollar mansions, but they won’t afford all that if they’re allowed to keep only 8 percent of their income.”

Hollywood denizens who are Trump-supporters include:

  • Actor Jon Voight, who endorsed Trump on March 8, saying: “I pray all Americans who have seen and felt the meltdown of America with the Obama years, to please fight for Donald Trump.”
  • Rocker Ted Nugent, who said he knows it “for a fact” that there are others in entertainment who back Trump but are too timid to say so out loud.
  • Singer Kid Rock.
  • Actor Stephen Baldwin.
  • Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
  • Author (American Psycho) and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis, who said in a tweet he was “shocked” that most of his companions at a recent dinner said they would vote for Trump — though they “would never admit it publicly.”
  • Actor Robert Davi (Die Hard, License to Kill, GooniesThe Expendables 3), who wrote in a piece for Breitbart.com’s conservative Big Hollywood: “We should thank God that Trump is in this race. The media and the establishment are terrified. They paint Trump and his supporters as racist and uneducated.… Some will not openly come out and say they support him because they’re afraid of being falsely labeled by some here in Hollywood.”

Trump began wooing Hollywood early on. Last July, he spoke to Friends of Abe at the lavish Luxe Sunset Blvd. Hotel in Brentwood, where he was well received. At that event, he told The Hollywood Reporter that his support among celebrities and entertainment workers was stronger than outsiders realize: “I think the liberals in Hollywood support me behind my back.”

But Jeremy Boreing, who runs Friends of Abe, says it’s a “massive overstatement” to say conservative Hollywood is uniformly lining up for Trump. “It is fair to say that several in our community are starting to give Trump another look and a few are starting to openly support him. … We’ve suffered six years of betrayals from the establishment, seven years of watching our nation weakened on the international stage, and a generation of assault by weaponized political correctness. People are pissed.”

Conservative author and talker Ann Coulter is one of Trump’s biggest advocates. Coulter has been working behind the scenes to drum up support for him in Hollywood at dinners with Clint Eastwood and a few dozen others in the industry that she won’t name. Coulter said, “Hollywood should support him for all sorts of reasons, not least of which is the fact that it’s impossible to get around in L.A. with 2 million illegals on the road. On the other hand, Hollywood liberals may have to start paying their maids more.”

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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…

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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.”

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

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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