“Nothing better than going to the manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.” Universal is about to release a movie in which liberal “elites” hunt and gun down rural “deplorables” for sport. ESPN pulled ads and others might follow.
Just another day in the entertainment business.
“Did anyone see what our ratfuc*er-in-chief just did?” one character asks early in the screenplay for The Hunt, a Universal Pictures thriller set to open Sept. 27. Another responds: “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.”
In the aftermath of mass shootings within days of one another that shocked and traumatized the nation, Universal is re-evaluating its strategy for the certain-to-be-controversial satire.
The violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals.Over the Aug. 3 weekend, ESPN pulled an ad for the film that it had previously cleared, while AMC ran the spot during the season premiere of its drama The Preacher.
It features guns blazing along with other ultra-violent killings as the elites pick off their prey.
The script for The Hunt features the red-state characters wearing trucker hats and cowboy shirts, with one bragging about owning seven guns because it’s his constitutional right. The blue-state characters — some equally adept with firearms — explain that they picked their targets because they expressed anti-choice positions or used the N-word on Twitter. “War is war,” says one character after shoving a stiletto heel through the eye of a denim-clad hillbilly.
First is the shorter version ad and we wonder what has happened to our society? We blame Trump?
The more disturbing and grotesque ad:
Other than that all is well in the swamp.
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