Get ready for the onslaught of anti-President Trump films and television shows that are about to be unleashed onto the American public. And it won’t let up any time soon either.
Think about how many Hollywood films depict the John F. Kennedy assassination or the Watergate Scandal where Richard Nixon abruptly resigned from his presidency in order to avoid impeachment. Hollywood is chomping at the bit to come up with a slate of anti-Trump projects in the coming years because of the success of others over the years.
And you’ll never believe which huge upcoming television show will criticize President Trump.
There have already been many movies and television shows that have slandered President Trump directly or even adjacently.
Adjacently, Adam McKay’s “Vice,’ about the rise of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was also a subtle jab at Trump in several ways.
At the end of “BlacKkKlansman,” directed by Spike Lee, there is a whole epilogue about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia early in Trump’s presidency.
Several months ago, Showtime released “The Loudest Voice,” based on the book of the same title and starring Russell Crowe as former CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes, dramatized how Fox News was allegedly instrumental in helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
The box-office bomb, “Bombshell,” was supposed to be a serious Oscar contender depicting much of what “The Loudest Voice” did, but focused on the women at Fox News who brought up sexual harassment allegations against Ailes.
In “Bombshell,” Megyn Kelly, portrayed by Charlize Theron, goes rogue in order to ask Trump about the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct over the years in the famous Fox News Republican debate in 2015.
What most of these have in common is that they’re directly calling Trump out without actually dedicating the entire project to criticizing him directly.
Apparently that will be the case with the highly anticipated upcoming CBS All Access show, “Star Trek: Picard,” featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
The series will apparently have a “more pessimistic take” on Starfleet, a branch of the American Armed Forces, in the science fiction series. Stewart described the new take on Starfleet as corrupt and more specifically demonizing “isolationism” at a time where there is a galactic refugee crisis.
You can probably predict what the ultraliberal anti-President Trump themes are already. Probably that nationalism is bad, Make America Great Again is racist and globalism is the wave of the future.
Stewart describes his character as the “paragon of virtue” and will stand up “for the federation, for what it should still represent.” One character describes Picard: “Everything he does is filled with innate integrity. He fights for the things he believes in. And he’s very willing to collaborate once you’re on the same wavelength.”
The 79-year-old actor recently told Variety that the character Picard is “me responding to the world of Brexit and Trump and feeling, ‘why hasn’t the federation changed? Why hasn’t Starfleet changed? Maybe they’re not as reliable and trustworthy as we all thought.”
Stewart also described the state of both the United States and United Kingdom as “F—ked.”
If you’re more interested in cool special effects then “Star Trek: Picard” will be just fine for you, but if you’re looking for something that won’t beat you over the head thematically about the “danger of Trumpism” then skip this one at all costs.