Are You Ready for Hillary Clinton: The Movie?

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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I would be surprised if this got made, considering that we never got Obama: The Making of a Messiah, but Hillary’s background is somewhat less problematic than his, and some of her Hollywood backers may think that she needs a reintroduction to the American people.

“Rodham” is a screenplay written by Young-Il Kim who doesn’t seem to have any actual produced scripts. Last time he came to anyone’s attention, he had won an award for another unproduced screenplay about Stephen Hawking. The Hawking script, like the Rodham script, focused on a seminal moment in his life, giving you the idea that this is what Young-Il Kim does.

Next up, maybe Gates, focusing on a seminal moment in Bill Gates’ life, etc…

The producers are Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who briefly thought they could cash in on religious movies like The Nativity Story and when that didn’t work out, got lucky with Twilight. And now apparently Rodham.

The script is predictably terrible. It’s Aaron Sorkin meets Valley of the Dolls. But how could it be anything but terrible considering the source material?

Bill casually proposes to Hillary as the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew plays in the background. Hillary questions why a woman—in this case, Pat Nixon—can’t be president. This is the first of many references by various characters to Hillary’s dream of being president.

This is about as casual as a car crash.

Later on, Hillary complains about her sex life with Bill to two friends, claiming Bill is just using her for her D.C. apartment. When asked if the two have sex, she replies, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘sex’ means.”

As bad as Hillary and Bill are, I’m not sure that even they deserve a biopic littered with self-referential references to things that didn’t happen yet. Oliver Stone’s Nixon was pretty bad, but it didn’t consist of Nixon as a child telling his father, “I am not a crook.”

But this is the result of the pop culture overload in which self-referential entertainment spills over into real life and the line between reality and reality TV gets blurred.

Reporter Bob Woodward, meanwhile, refers to Hillary as “the Jill Wine Volner of the impeachment inquiry committee,” much to her chagrin. Because of this comment, John Doar, who heads the committee, suggests that Hillary ditch her skirts for pants. “From this day forward, she will always wear pantsuits,” says the script.

So we even have a pantsuit origin story. Is Hillary Clinton a superhero? Must her costume have an origin story?

After Nixon is impeached and Hillary’s work with the impeachment-inquiry staff is over, she decides to head to Arkansas to be with Bill. It’s still 1974. Her friend Betsey Wright objects, saying, “You can’t both be president!”

Subtle… like a car crash.

I haven’t seen the script, but this marginally seems like hagiography, though if it goes into production, the script will probably be transformed into something more fitting for Hillary Clinton 2016. The brilliant unproduced scripts tend to get transformed into what the producers want once they get produced.

  • kafir4life

    I've had this idea for a screenplay myself…..The working Title is "Barack to the Future". In it, a young Barack Obama has an encounter with Doc Brown. After telling Doc that "he didn't build that", he steals the DeLorean, and after consulting with Al Gore about powering the reactor with algae, obtains the necessary plutonium to make the thing work. He heads back to early 1961 to (in Borg fashion from First Contact) get his ultra liberal agenda started early. He's very successful, and towards the end in July, is performing Al Green at a high school prom in Chicago, while at the same time, a young Stanley Ann Dunham is entering a clinic, about to avail herself of a very new "right" she just learned she now had, and deciding that she didn't want to be "punished with a baby". She climbs up on the table, and puts her legs in the stirrups. As the doctor begins to perform the procedure, the ever so musical Barack Obama begins to become transparent (about time, huh?), and as Ms. Dunham is climbing down from the table, Barack vanishes.

    Talk about your feel good movie of the year!!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Looks like a winner to me

  • tagalog

    First of all, I promise to miss any such movie and to discourage as many people as possible from seeing it.

    That said, I see a plot line that focuses on her Goldwater years as the ones that formed her political vision, with her being led astray to the moderate Left by the womanizing but charming Bill Clinton, then hitting her stride as the Secretary of State, but then being derailed by her devotion to our first black President (Obama, that is) and her deep sense of loyalty (tragically misplaced), then finding her true voice as a woman of the People in her "exile years" after resigning from the State position out of a sense of personal integrity after Benghazi. Obviously an American Iron Lady, true Presidential timber, ready to lead us jut-jawed into the future. To be released in the summer of 2016.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      We would pray our eyes would burn out and death take us before this liar is POTUS,
      I prefer and alien abduction to Planet Vile where they are in need of a Scorpion Queen.
      William

    • Annie Walker

      “..her Goldwater years.”

      When were those years, specifically? I’m a bit lost here.

      • Annie Walker

        I remembered it; back in ’64. She was in high school and a Republican working for his campaign.

        by the by…I remembered it with Google.. ;-)

  • bob e

    appreciate your never ending work dan…

    • Daniel Greenfield

      thank you

  • ziggyzoggy

    Who will play Hillary goat in the campaign movie? That troll from "Throw Momma From The Train" would work but she's dead. Gwyneth paltrow is ugly and hateful enough but she's too young and she cant act. Maybe a character actor from an "Animal Planet" episode about warthogs? Crikey!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Are You Ready for Hillary Clinton: The Movie?"

    No.

  • Edward Cline

    Actually, I think if there's a remake of the original "Planet of the Apes," Hillary could be cast as Dr. Zaius. Given the shape she's in now, she wouldn't need much makeup. Orange is her color.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Guess what? In order to create such a movie her gal pal would have to be a CENTRAL part of the story, or at least one would think! In fact, making such a movie would be fraught with more baggage than her sordid history during Billy boy's Presidency – Vince Foster, Whitewater, Travelgate aside. THAT's "yesterday's" garbage.

    But how in the world could they whitewash her mobbed up fealty to the "Sisterhood"? They can't – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/07/benghazigate-

    Hollyweird, good luck with that!!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • WilliamJamesWard

    For the penultimate movie experience destroying the psyche of all viewers the Hillary Clinton
    movie will be pornographic and it will scare America straight. Nesferatu will direct and Bill
    will be a formidable hunchback swinging from a tower to the singing of Sadam Benghazi
    Obama melodies written by, well himself. Hillary will have her chance to scream at the
    screen and laugh as the audience gouges out it's own lying eyes………………..William

  • Arlie

    There is a movie already, but she banned it. It should be renamed Killery: "Hillary Clinton Exposed, movie she banned from theaters:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOy6ZagodUE

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    I'm meeting Dinesh D'Souza next week. I'll suggest he make the movie.

  • ziggyzoggy

    WilliamJamesWard,

    you are a sick, sick man. Hillary porn? Really? Bisexual, bestial, BDSM, golden shower, chili dog, dirty Sanchez, Cleveland steamer, MILF nut buster porn is more erotic than that. You have accomplished what my ex-wife never could, even with her abnormally large teeth. I will never get an erection again.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Her intent has been to emasculate the Nation all along……………………William

      • ziggyzoggy

        Haha! One man at a time!

  • Jual Mesin Jahit

    yes,I can not wait for the movie comes out….. …hmmm..

  • charlotte

    What difference will this movie make? Unless its called "Hillary does Huma and all the dykes in DC"

  • Howard

    Can somebody send that script back for a re-write? Lord knows Hilary is ripe for satire and both she and the supporting cast in her life could all use a good lampooning. Or harpooning. Whatever works.

  • kafir4life

    Betty White is going to play Hillary. Hillary herself is going to make a cameo appearance as President Stinky's dog Bo.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      The ASPCA may throw a fit and dog lovers World Wide will revolt in outrage, Mosques
      will empty into streets of rage seeing Hillary take Muchelles part, no one would believe
      Hillary would know what to do with a bone. Bill would never let her play a dog for fear
      of what she would dig up in the rose garden, that we would like to see…..come to think
      of it, objections aside I love the idea, material for a new series "American Question,
      what did Hillary dig up in the Rose Garden", think on the possabilities. My first
      guess would be a buried tractor trailor trailer full of Bill's old birth control, Vince Foster
      love letters, naked pictures of Stalin, it can go on and on and on and on like
      leftist subversion, it takes you under with no worries, no regrets and lots of fun.
      William