You hear a lot of talk about how Hollywood is this hotbed of liberalism that verges on socialism and even has been the subject of the hunting for witches known as communists. So then why do have one tepid movie comedy based on dreadful novel written by a coward without the guts to put his name on the book that is about the sex scandals of Bill Clinton, but so far no movies that make comedic hay out of the sex scandals of Republicans?
After all, it isn't as though fodder for a movie comedy about the dalliances of even absolutely inexplicable objects of desire like Newt Gingrich aren't in extraordinary supply.
Take Gingrich, for example. Here we have material for one of the most hysterically dark comedies of political hypocrisy of all time. Gingrich is out leading the call for the impeachment of Bill Clinton for having sex (or whatever he wants to call it) with Monica Lewinsky at the very same time that Gingrich himself is cheating on his wife. If that's not material for a funny movie, then there is the long history of Gingrich hilariously trying to disprove contentions of hypocrisy by responding to the accusation every time by trying to make it about perjury. It's about sex, Newton! And sex is funnier than perjury, filmmakers!
If the hypocrisy and mere fact that more than one woman would actually agree to have sex with Newt Gingrich isn't enough for a great movie comedy, then filmmakers always have the option of going the "Primary Colors" route. No, I don't mean trying to find another cowardly hack writer like Anonymous, but going the fictional route. Or, at least, one hopes it is a fictional route.
Remember Delicate Scooter Libby? The guy who outed Valerie Plame entirely for political purposes, was found guilty on several counts and sentenced to jail but never served a day because Pres. George W. Bush came to his rescue? Well, Delicate Scooter Libby apparently has more talents than putting the lives of intelligence analysts at risk: he writes dirty novels!
What could be funnier for the big screen than a novel written by a leading figure in the Family Values Party that contains scenes of bestiality involving children? Don't tell me that wouldn't be funnier than "Primary Colors."
Of course, a movie about Dick Cheney's most famous hunting party would be even funnier, I suppose. But then it wouldn't be about a sex scandal. Unless Jill Kelley was there, too. She wasn't, was she?