Hollywood has gone “Make America Blue Again” with a new film depicting elite liberals hunting and killing dull-witted Trump supporters. It is the movie of their wet dreams.
The film, entitled The Hunt, is essentially an old trope with a political twist. The plot of elitists hunting real humans for sport has been done many times before both at the cinema and on television. But the twist for this film is its explicit political division. The hunters are deep blue, extremist, liberal Democrats while the prey are Tump-voting Republicans.
The project was announced a few years ago and was originally entitled, Red State Vs. Blue State, so it is clear that the political division was the whole point of the show from the start.
Many of those killed early in the film are typical trucker-looking red-staters. Indeed, one is even made up to look like conservative firebrand Ted Nugent. And to drive that likeness home, this Ted-like character is killed by a bow and arrow – rocker Nugent is a big bow hunting fan in real life.
According to advance publicity, the liberals track down their prey by pinpointing victims through social media posts where Trumpers express sentiments against abortion, gun control, or race.
From the trailer it appears that half the film depicts liberals murdering a slew of red-state voters, but one female red-stater (actress Betty Gilpin) has herself some fighting skills and in the end she turns the tables on her liberal attackers turning the film into a revenge film where the liberals get their clocks cleaned.
But the film has already caused some controversy and some of its ads have been pulled.
Hollywood Reporter explains why:
In the wake of a trio of deadly massacres, the studio is evaluating its strategy for the R-rated Blumhouse satire in which elites stalk “deplorables.”
“Did anyone see what our ratfucker-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.
ESPN, for one, rushed to cancel all the TV spots it had contracted for the film.
The film had a hard time getting made as several studios turned it down as being far too radical. But it was eventually picked up by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Films and will be distributed by Universal. Blumhouse is also responsible for other recent lurid fare such as The Purge, Paranormal Activity, and Get Out.
Sadly, it isn’t a surprise to see Hollywood spewing out a film that depicts liberals killing Trump voters. It really is their most passionate dream.
The Hunt stars Betty Gilpin as the tough Trump voter “Crystal,” and Hillary Swank as the liberal who is hunting the Trumpers. It is set to be released at the end of September.
UPDATE: Universal Pulls Film
On Saturday August 1, Universal Pictures announced that they are pulling the controversial film, The Hunt, and will not distribute it due to the backlash against the film.
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