December 5, 2014

"The White House legend that is Barack and Michelle Obama’s romance is heading to the screen."

"Southside With You, a drama in the vein of Before Sunrise, chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side."

77 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gross.

Henry said...

I think he should play himself.

PB said...

Gag me with a spoon. Think it'll get filmed and released before they divorce?

Darrell said...

I'd pay up to a quarter to see that!

The Drill SGT said...

Given that the Obama's are not making any money from it, I'm all for it. win-win.


Exploit the sheeple who vote for him, or let the producers of this drivel take a financial bath on this turkey.

not going to get a dime from me so.

what's not to like....

CWJ said...

The quote that serves as the headline to your post congers up memories of those creepy Dear Leader singing school children. "Obama um um um" or some such. This idea is at least four years too late.

The other memories are of film showing children offering flowers to Der Fuhrer, and Stalin invoking Prince Alexandre Nevskiy. OTOH, imagining a Barack/Michelle date movie scored by Prokofiev is a pretty funny image.

Finally, "Before Sunrise" is a darn good movie. I'm somewhat offended by the attempted equivalence.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Will they show the "Hands up, Don't Shoot" interaction they had with the police on that date?

MathMom said...

Crikey. I don't think the countries who have Dear Leader Hailing a Cab statues even do movies about Dear Leader Finds His Bride.

This is more like Jim and Tammy Faye Baker than Sleepless in Chicago. I'm going to avoid it, because I have a weak stomach, and I don't like people to profit from lies.

Grackle said...

Fucking disgusting.

Beta Rube said...

Is there gonna be a "Goddamn Amerikka, Sundays with Jeremiah" sequel?

Darrell said...

Weren't they set up by the people at their law firm because they were both the same race? Sounds romantic.

The Drill SGT said...

As Presidential lore has it, the date took some convincing. Obama, then an idealistic first-year Harvard Law student, took a summer job as an associate at Chicago law firm Sidley Austin where he fell for lawyer Michelle Robinson, his younger boss.

Don't law firms warn their lawyers associates that hustling the Summer Law students is a firing offense? Sexual harassment, unequal positions of power, etc?

Michael K said...

Shades of Al and Tipper and "Love Story."

Barf.

Anonymous said...

Projectile vomit.

Yancey Ward said...

Is that the date where Obama was harassed by police and threatened with death?

Bill said...

Never mind Peter Pan. This should take 'hate watching' to a whole new level!

Yancey Ward said...

Oh, crap- exhelodrvr1 beat me to it.

Mary Beth said...

There's a plaque commemorating where they had their first kiss? Seriously? Chicago, you and I are through.

Yancey Ward said...

Mary Beth,

The VW Beetle where they first had sex is in the Field Musuem.

Ok, I might have made that up.

Anonymous said...

Dear Cult Leader and his Fabled Wife.

Revenant said...

"Southside With You, a drama in the vein of Before Sunrise

This makes me suspect the author has never seen "Before Sunrise".

Left Bank of the Charles said...

What's weird is that Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy will play the Obamas.

FullMoon said...

The comments at the site run from Manchurian Candidate to MeL Brookes.

Was tempted to plagiarize, resisted.

Deb said...

Stephanie and I are excited to produce this smart and timeless film that sheds light on one of the great love stories of our time,” said Bing.

Snort

Michael said...

Oh, Lord! Deliver us.

Yancey Ward said...

I really never had considered what vomit in the mouth tastes like. Now I know.

FullMoon said...

leg·end
ˈlejənd/
noun
noun: legend; plural noun: legends

1.
a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.
"the legend of King Arthur"
synonyms: myth, saga, epic, tale, story, folk tale, folk story, fairy tale, fable, mythos, folklore, lore, mythology, fantasy, oral history, folk tradition;
urban myth

Oh, Now I get it

Bob R said...

Cult of personality has worked in the past.

On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It's a silly place.

jr565 said...

Do they share a bong?

garage mahal said...

Will the role of the extraordinarily talented and beautiful First Lady be played by the spectacularly sexy Beyonce? [deletes account]

Michael K said...

"The VW Beetle where they first had sex is in the Field Musuem.

Ok, I might have made that up."

They had sex ?

OK, maybe twice.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

I think I'd rather watch two hours of Stand with Hillary videos.

Sebastian said...

Not to worry. It's going to be a very short movie.

madAsHell said...

They are trying to re-capture the Kennedy Camelot.

Good luck with that!!

Skeptical Voter said...

Gag me with a spoon--from the San Fernando Valley to your ears.

chickelit said...

The site of the Obamas’ first kiss – curbside, outside a Baskin-Robbins in Chicago’s Hyde Park – was commemorated with a city plaque in 2012.

WTF?

Why?

What other real-life couple is so slobbered over with plauque?

Again, there must be some deep-seated psychological need at play here or something. Otherwise, it's just more pagan idolatry.

Drago said...

Mary Beth: "There's a plaque commemorating where they had their first kiss? Seriously? Chicago, you and I are through."

Illinois.

The state where they call Abraham Lincoln a Democrat.

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/15283/

Drago said...

garage mahal: "Will the role of the extraordinarily talented and beautiful First Lady be played by the spectacularly sexy Beyonce?"

Examples of the extraordinary talent of the First Lady please.

And do recall that the left has already dutifully informed us that Hillary Clinton was the bestest most brilliant First Lady evah! So you mustn't contradict the earlier lie with the later lies.

Plus, as you also recall, no Presidential love story was ever as compelling as the Clintons (once again, as were told by the left).

Why, the Clintons even danced together on a beach in a totally spontaneous and unscripted moment that was in no way intended for public viewing even thought the secret service allowed photographers to snap the photo of the First Couple.

Gee, can you imagine how upset Bill and Hillary were to have their privacy invaded unfairly in that way?

William said...

To be fair, Oliver Stone did make that hagiographic movie about Bush......Then there was Sunrise at Campobello. Greer Garson was everyone's first choice to play Eleanor Roosevelt. Remarkable resemblance. They both had hair and arms.....Hollywood will make honest and honorable movies about Republicans if they've been dead for over a hundred years and are named Lincoln.

RecChief said...

not a cult, right?

Emil Blatz said...

Yawn.

Be said...

Played in a double feature with a documentary rendering of "Gang Leader for a Day," I might pay to see it.

pm317 said...

what about VJ?

sean said...

Gag me with a spoon.

donald said...

Beyoncé can't sing and has the physical grace of a linebacker doing aerobics in the off season.

Presley Bennett said...

Hmmm...so two people meet at work, start dating and fall in love. What's extraordinary about that is just how completely ordinary it is.

Meade and Ann have a much more intriguing story. I'd go to see that movie.

Skeptical Voter said...

I dujno, maybe they can pull Moms Mabley out of the grave to play the role of the extraordinarily beautiful and talented first lady.

Moms had more talent in her little finger than Mooch has in her entire body.

LYNNDH said...

PB BEAT ME TO IT!

furious_a said...

Did the President pick up Michelle in the CHOOMWAGON?

Anonymous said...

"I dujno, maybe they can pull Moms Mabley out of the grave to play the role of the extraordinarily beautiful and talented first lady."

I was thinking whoever played Aunt Esther on "Sanford and Son" would be perfect. Michele frequently has the exact same expression on her face that Esther did when she was giving Redd Foxx the stink eye.

richard mcenroe said...

Do we really need a "Dumb and Dumber" FOUR disk set?

Paul said...

Will it show Obama snorting coke?

After all, it was his first love.

The Cracker Emcee said...

Hilarious and vomitous in vast and equal proportions. I love liberal personality cults as their objects are always laughably and transparently unworthy.

SteveR said...

Valerie Jarrett starring as Valerie Jarrett. Directed by Valerie Jarrett. Casting by Valerie Jarrett. Screenplay by Bill Ayers. Gaffer Joe Biden. Key Grip Eric Holder

chickelit said...

@SteveR:

LOL

Quaestor said...

No one should be coerced as much as a nickel to see such a travesty. In a just society the audience for a Obama fluff piece should be paid at least minimum wage to sit and watch, and they should receive just compensation for any psychic trauma or gastrointestinal distress a Barack/Michelle tale of romance is certain to cause.

If this rumored project ever comes to fruition and appears on DVD (or gawd help us, on Blu-Ray -- imagine all those melanocytic nevi jumping out of the screen at you) I'll get my hands on one, rip it to mp4, and list on the Pirate Bay -- all in the interest of cosmic justice, mind you.

Quaestor said...

This unsettling intelligence reminds me of that hilarious incident of Al Gore claiming that he and his then wife, Tipper (before the eight year Clinton/Gore fiasco I had never encountered that name applied to a biped) were the inspiration for Erich Segal's cinematic emetic known as Love Story. I suppose it's because I spent yesterday evening watching the Blu-ray re-master of Barry Lyndon, and regretting that one of my favorite films could have been an instant classic with some better casting decisions.

Quaestor said...

Ann surely knows how to provoke some comedy gold from her commentariat. Just point to latest self-aggrandizing fantasy to issue from the faceless West Wing zombies, and then slip the slavering hounds of derision. It's a giggle-snort from top to bottom!

chickelit said...

@Quaestor: I mainly guffawed at SteveR's "gaffer" and "key grip" quips.

Quaestor said...

Valerie Jarrett starring as Valerie Jarrett. Directed by Valerie Jarrett. Casting by Valerie Jarrett. Screenplay by Bill Ayers. Gaffer Joe Biden. Key Grip Eric Holder

I'm not sure I fully agree with your credit roll, Steve. Joe Biden, gaffer? Impossible. Any production gaffed by Slow Joe would be reduced to a heap of smoldering ashes within minutes of the first take. So what do they do with the Veep? I suggest nothing more challenging than being sent out for corned beef... And Holder as the Key Grip? You're missing the obvious job -- Best Boy! (That should make the natives restless.)

cubanbob said...

I pity the fool who finances this.

tim maguire said...

Is it April 1st somewhere? Seriously, I could have believed this is a real project in 2009, but not 2014.

tim maguire said...

"I'm a better actor than my actor, I'm a better wife than my wife, and I'll think I'm a better backdrop than my backdrop."

Sharc said...

Actually, they'll be played by Ethan Hawke, Peter Mayhill, and joined at the end by a cameo from the Olsen twins.

rhhardin said...

I trust that Michelle will be a composite.

rhhardin said...

Derbyshire, in todays podcast about sex, wonders, if there's a beast with two backs, and perhaps occasionally a beast with one back and one front, whether there's ever a beast with two fronts.

MadisonMan said...

A Fine Romance, my Dear...

This is!

A Fine Romance, with No

Kisses!

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

furious_a said...

Did the President pick up Michelle in the CHOOMWAGON?

Rumor has it that there will be a scene where he runs it into a ditch!

Rusty said...

Next we're going to have a series called ,'Obama Pointing at Things'

Tim said...

Will they show the interior of "Man's Country"?

Yancey Ward said...

Garage Mahal,

I just assume the role of Michelle will be played by Tyler Perry.

Yancey Ward said...

SteveP,

No, Holder's job will be to "put cases on all you bitches" making fun of this.

Rick Caird said...

I am trying to figure out who the audience will be. Even if straight to video, who will be the audience?

William Chadwick said...

With Judd Hisch as Saul Alinsky, Tim Robbins as Bill Ayers, and James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Soros.

Sam L. said...

Starting with his popularity rating today, HOW LOW will it go before this movie is released? And, is this someone's attempt to do what Mrs. Carlson did with WKRP: Lose lots of money because she needed the write-off.

JAORE said...

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mythter and Mythus Obama. You may now decide whether to kiss the bride.

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