Hollywood loves to rip stories straight from the headlines.
“Law and order” thrives on this approach. Matt Damon’s “Stillwater” reuses the tragic tale of Amanda Knox. Showtime’s “The Comey Rule” essentially retold a media story we saw in real time over the last few years.
These stories offer details that are so rich, so mature that they all but ask to be turned into Hollywood content.
And then there is the abrupt fall of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The New York Democrat withdrew this week after accusations that he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women. A year ago, the media and Democrats suggested that Cuomo could fill Joe Biden if the then 77-year-old faltered during the presidential campaign.
Okay, one last Cuomo thread.
Governor Cuomo has resigned. The same businessmen and talking heads who fawned endlessly over him suddenly cheered on his regret without a hint of self-awareness about their role in making him an icon.
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– Drew Holden (@ DrewHolden360) August 10, 2021
Press conferences from the Cuomo pandemic, filled with his Pacino-like bluster, triggered a wave of “Cuomo homosexuals.” He even received an Emmy Award for his “performances”.
The New Yorker did not take over Biden as some predicted, but he wrote a book about his pandemic leadership and played the perfect film for President Donald Trump.
It all collapsed on him this month and culminated in his defiant resignation speech.
The Cuomo story begs for the Hollywood treatment.
- Media manipulation
Need more dramatic elements for “Andrew Cuomo: The Movie?”
Try his behind-the-scenes bullying, accusations that he hid damning COVID-19 data, and how he steered the most vulnerable among us into nursing homes and killed thousands in the process.
Democrat. Liberal. Conservative. Independent. Who would not be curious about a dramatized version of Cuomo’s rise and fall? Actors would line up to play Governor Cuomo.
Just do not hold your breath and wait for Hollywood to make such a story.
The Cuomo debate paints the media and Democrats in a very bad light. How did his inner circle protect him for so long? Why did journalists ignore the conservative media’s report on Cuomo’s mistakes for almost a year? Why didn’t the Democrats take up the mantra “believe all women” and massively demand his resignation?
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Hollywood is also coming off badly. Why did so many stars flock to his side after most people knew of his terrible handling of nursing homes? Janice Dean waged a one-woman war against Cuomo after she lost both her in-laws to the pandemic, thanks to Cuomo’s negligence.
It was impossible to miss her messages on the subject.
Who would play Dean in a Hollywood production? Do not answer that. It’s not happening soon.
Hollywood would rather remember the entire Cuomo tray than relive it on a small or large screen. NBC is apparently doing its thing. The network just hid Jimmy Fallon’s crazy Cuomo interview from the public eye.
However, the industry loves to retell real stories that shame GOP.
How many Watergate-themed stories have we seen over the last 40 years that unofficially started with 1976’s “All the President’s Men?” We’ll get more, and soon, thanks to HBO’s “The White House Plumbers” miniseries and Sean Penn’s “Gaslit.”
It took more than two decades for the first major re-creation of President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal. “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” which debuts next month, will focus on both the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the Clinton lawsuit against what is likely to be a liberal lens.
The production is based on the liberal author Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brown Down a President” and is produced by progressive activist Ryan Murphy.
Will we also see a Cuomo-based movie or miniseries in 20 plus years? Or will it take even longer?
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