A documentary opening Friday about how Bill and Hillary Clinton’s marriage has powered their political dynasty is the latest entree in a growing menu of politically charged, campaign-season films.
Clinton Inc., scheduled to open in Chicago on Friday and around the country by mid-October, casts the Clinton marriage as an unusual arrangement that allows the couple to support each other’s separate political ambitions, and find ways to use their positions to enrich themselves along the way.
Loosely based the 2014 book Clinton Inc. by Daniel Halper, a former Weekly Standard editor who now runs the Washington bureau of the New York Post, the film draws on interviews and archival footage to explore the psychological roots of Bill Clinton’s philandering. It argues that Hillary made herself and their marriage essential to his political career by enabling and covering up his affairs (a territory also explored in the Roger Stone book The Clintons’ War on Women).
The documentary is part of a growing genre of influential and successful films that criticize contemporary politics and politicians. Peter Schweitzer, the author of a book on the Clinton Foundation, “Clinton Cash,” has produced a movie version of his book which anyone can be watched for free on the website of the conservative news outlet, Breitbart.
Voters this year are despairing their electoral choices. Someone could organize a film festival for them for entertainment. Maybe throw in The Manchurian Candidate and Wag The Dog for levity.
Former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, is set to play the lead role of ‘Vicky’ in a play entitled “Mi Amiga La Gorda” (My Fat Friend). The play is slated to open tomorrow, 25th of May, in Trail Theater in Miami, Florida.
The stage play is about the life story of a morbidly obese (600 pounds) woman who is inherently good with a sense of humour named ‘Vicky’.
Interestingly, the role of Vicki who is discriminated because of her weight mirrors the life of the former beauty queen when she was almost stripped-off her crown when she gained weight during her reign. In an interview about the play, she said: “For me this project is not only an acting challenge, but I play some things that I experienced firsthand, such as discrimination on the weight, to attack, making fun of, I know the feeling, now I haveput on a play.”
Since winning the coveted title in 1996, Miss Machado started her acting career and has been in the celebrity limelight ever…
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