Will Ferrell’s withdraw on Friday from the Reagan Alzheimer’s comedy project was as smart a move as signing on to the project was a dumb one. But questions remain as to why the movers and shakers in the Hollywood entertainment industry thought that poking fun at a beloved president struggling with dementia was box office gold. The only explanation is that Hollywood is so much in the grip of left-wing political correctness that the entertainment industry has lost touch with not only its audience but with objective reality.
Of course, the film industry can prove its critics wrong by developing projects that do not buttress its unsavory reputation. This writer offers the following as a service and as a pitch.
Dude, Where’s My Girlfriend?
The movie starts when a certain United States senator is staggering back to his compound, having been so drunk the night before he has no recollection of where he has been. He knows that he drove off with his latest mistress. Madcap comedy ensues as the senator and his staff try to piece together what happened and where the girlfriend got to, knowing that if the senator’s wife finds out, his presidential ambitions are over. Things take a serious turn when the girlfriend and the car she is in are found at the bottom of a tidal channel at Chappaquiddick.
The Six Mistresses of William Jefferson Clinton
The life and times of the 42nd president of the United States as seen through the eyes of the various women in his life. This project has miniseries written all over it, with each episode depicting a mistress. The question arises, do we keep it light or do we also include some of Clinton’s alleged rape victims?
Dreams of My Alien Father
Everyone has heard of the whole “birther” conspiracy theory that suggests that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and not in the United States. This project examines the idea with a twist, alleging that the current president was either born on another planet or was sired by a space alien and not Barack Obama senior as history records. The project could become an “X-Files” movie or it could depict the president’s quest for his true parentage, with the government conspiracy blocking him at his every turn.
Any Hollywood producers wanting to buy a pitch from this writer should feel free to make contact through the Examiner.