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Monday, December 19, 2016

Lewinsky movie in the works

No, it won't be a remake of Deep Throat, silly.

But a film, Linda and Monica, is being shopped around Hollywood. Linda Tripp is the woman who advised Monica to keep the blue dress.

From the New York Post:
Lucianne Goldberg — the literary agent who persuaded Tripp to start recording her phone calls with the chatty White House intern — is thrilled the drama might finally be coming to the big screen.
“No one has approached me about anything to do with this. But frankly, it’s a fabulous story and a lot isn’t known by the public,” Goldberg told me.
I’m picturing Selena Gomez as Lewinsky and Charlize Theron as Tripp.
A producer doesn’t need permission from public figures to tell their life stories, but could be sued for slander if the depiction is false and defamatory.
“I do love to involve lawyers,” Goldberg said. “And I think Linda might give whoever is doing it a tough time.”
Reese Witherspoon as Lucianne.

Today is the 18th anniversary of Bill's impeachment.

Hey, film rights to Trump the Press are available.

Just saying.


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  1. "Film rights to Trump the Press are available."

    Fantasy casting, Don. Who, in the last 100 years of Hollywood, would you see playing you?

    1. I'd suggest Spencer Tracy, or Edward G. Robinson, in CGI. They've done newspaper guys.

    2. I like to think of Don as a reincarnation of Jimmy Cagney, who played reporters very well. Can Don sing "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and dance like Cagney too?

  2. Somehow I can't see Hollywood making this film, unless they think the Clintonistas are dead and can't retaliate. Bollywood, all singing,all dancing...I can't see India caring about an old story like that. Maybe the Hallmark Channel would buy it.

  3. Whoever plays Monica would have to learn how to gargle her lines.

  4. Monica's story, huh? Can't wait to see the famous Cigar scene!

    Will they use an actual Cubano cigar, or a domestic stand-in? It's these little details that provide the interest, you know!

  5. Replies
    1. Ha! or Michael Moore! President Clinton not only broke the law, he wrecked all ethics. But Monica was a very young woman with poor judgment about men, seduced by "the Most Powerful Man in the World" who was handsome, endearing and persuasive. He also then betrayed her, lied about her, disparaged her to the world, and destroyed her life.
      Linda Tripp befriended a weak & naive girl, deceptively coaxed her trust, then betrayed Monica in the most public way possible for Tripp's own devious advantage.

      Despite all that Monica maintained remarkable confidentiality, esp given her youth, testifying only when forced to do so. To this day, her attempts to create a career outside politics have failed due to public purience.

      The name "Linda Tripp" will always be synonymous for the very ugliest things in my mind. How do you spell that word for spit?