December 19, 2013

What could go wrong?

Nate tips me off to this Furious D post: The Sundance Channel is developing a series about -- wait for it! -- a "fictional head of the NRA." Furious D notes, rightly, that "something as politically charged as a channel founded by Robert Redford producing a show about the NRA, can only fail." Why? Because of the Offend Bore Matrix which states:

The use of insulting portrayals of politically correct targets to give a project more appeal to critics and within Hollywood, but fails to sell tickets because it offends a large swathe of the audience while boring the rest.

Or, to put it more succinctly,

This is because those who don't think the NRA is the font of all evil will feel insulted and offended, and those who do think the NRA is the font of all evil will be bored, because it'll just be a regurgitation of everything they read about the NRA in the New Republic.

Furious says Sundance is doing this to get a "noble failure" in its coffers so it can get a "pat on the back" from its peers "at the next political fundraiser at George Clooney's beach house." Sort of like Lions for Lambs, y'know.

Posted by Hube at December 19, 2013 11:27 AM | TrackBack

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If they were going to use it to rip off the walking dead (Fictional NRA head must fight zombies!) then I'd say they could have a hit on their hands...

Posted by: Nate Winchester at December 19, 2013 11:42 AM

This show just sounds stupid and it sounds like more anti-NRA nonsense coming from Hollywood hypocrites who star in violent movies but don't stop to consider that movies can and do influence isolated lunatics to commit crimes. John Hinckley, Jr. was inspired by Taxi Driver, for Christ's sake.

Posted by: Carl at December 19, 2013 02:42 PM

Then again, it'll probably be DOA because no one watches the Sundance Channel.

Posted by: Carl at December 19, 2013 03:19 PM

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