You might remember popular screen actress Julianne Moore from her star turn in her commercial promoting gay marriage.
And who can forget her performance that turned heads in her voiceover for a Planned Parenthood commercial.
Given that, who else could Hollywood possibly have considered to star as Sarah Palin in a new HBO movie? Conservatives all over the country are resting easy knowing that this should be the fairest portrayal of a conservative hero since Barbra Streisand’s husband James Brolin played Ronald Reagan.
Sarah Palin is getting the movie treatment with HBO Films’ Game Change. Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore will portray the former Alaska governor in the project, which will chronicle Palin’s burst into the national scene as a surprise vice presidential candidate in 2008. Directing Game Change is Jay Roach, director of the Meet the Parents movies as well as the HBO film Recount, which examined the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election with a focus on the Florida recount.
Game Change is based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book about the 2008 presidential elections and follows John McCain’s campaign from his selection of Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election.
You know, if I didn’t know any better I’d start thinking that Hollywood didn’t like us very much.
This is pretty in your face even for Hollywood. For millions of Americans Sarah Palin is a pro-life hero. And to have this very publicly liberal pro-choice actress (is that redundant?) play Palin is just another slap in the face.
Could you imagine Hollywood hiring Mel Gibson to play a Jewish holocaust survivor in a movie? Don’t think so. He’s said some things publicly that would stand in the way of him being able to take that role.
Could you imagine Hollywood giving a role about any prominent liberal and giving it to a known conservative? It would be like the role of Harvey Milk going to John Wayne. It just wouldn’t happen.
But Julianne Moore playing Sarah Palin? That’s fine. And if we say anything we’ll be tut-tutted and they’ll explain to us that she’s an actress who brings respect and love to every role she plays blah blah blah. They’ll point out that she played a lesbian in a movie but she’s not really a lesbian as if we’re idiots and don’t understand that actors are paid to pretend they’re other people.
Here’s the thing. They hate us. We know they hate us. Let’s not watch. Maybe we’ll live blog that night on CMR when it’s on. I’ll try to think of something exciting to do.