Sigourney Weaver is back, y’all (!), for her new show Political Animals, set to air on USA network, and she’s channeling the mighty Hillary Clinton — wait, what? That show isn’t about Hillary OR the Clintons?
Now you’re just fucking with me, right? You must be, USA Network, because the entire premise of the show is based on her. And Bill. No Chelsea, but still—it’s about Hillary. Not even loosely based. It’s all about her. I’m insulted that you would think I’m dumb enough to believe your crazy talk, sirs/madams! I call shenanigans!
Let’s look at all the evidence first, shall we? I mean, innocent until proven guilty and all that jazz, right?
In new TV series “Political Animals,” Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond, who has just lost a presidential bid, laments that the country just doesn’t adore her as much as her womanizing husband and former President. — (Reuters)
Okay, so, first up: the description of the show. Um, am I the only one thinking that maybe this show isn’t just “inspired by, but not about” the former-first-lady-turned-senator-turned-presidential-candidate-turned-Secretary-of-State? Already the evidence is piling up against their argument, AMIRITE?!
Next up, let’s take a look at what Sigourney herself had to say about her character, because obviously she’ll be upfront about her inspirations, right? Riiiiiiiiight.
“I admire Mrs. Clinton immensely, (but) I don’t know anything about her except the little bit we are allowed to know. I never think of her when I am playing this part.” — (Weaver to Reuters)
She also goes on to say that her inspiration comes from women she’s met in the non-profit field, and several families that have graced the White House, not just the Clintons. Sigourney, Sigourney, Sigourney…I’m not buying it. Any of it. Also, you need a nickname. Typing your whole name out is getting annoying. How about we call you Sigy? Gourney? Sig? Something…sheesh.
I’ll admit that both USA Network and Sigy (Not working? Damn.) seem to be trying to dodge the royalties bullet, but come on — just pay them, already! You can’t keep this charade up for long, and eventually Hillary is going to come down on you like a really bad ass hammer of political woman justice. Even with the differences (like two sons instead of a daughter, and being a governor instead of a senator), she’s going to catch on. She’s not exactly the unsuspecting public, willing to gobble up whatever y’all are spitting out like it’s filet mignon, okay?
Speaking of the two sons, what’s up with that? One works for you and the other is a gay drug addict who apparently likes random sex and partying it up? Come on, guys…I smell Unicorn Booty all over this. ALL OVER THIS. They’re going to eat you alive for painting a gay guy in such an unflattering light, and they’re not exactly the bottom of the LGBT news barrel anymore. They’re up there. All I’m saying.
AND! BUD HAMMOND? SRSLY? You couldn’t come up with a name like Fredrick, or Samuel, or Debo? Bud is *really* close to Bill. Y’all are reaching. I know that you said the creator was a political junkie and drew from all politicians, but the blatant similarities cannot be denied. This is insanity. In-san-i-ty.
Oh, you guys! Guilty. You can’t deny it.