On today's edition of DVDuesday, Chris Gore will be looking at Oliver Stone's controversial portrait of our last president, W. For today's DVDuesday Bonus Features, we wanted to talk about some other movies that you might not know were also about George W. Bush, whether they were poorly promoted, or just hiding their true intent. So, here we go.
E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial) - We've all seen this prescient look at the life of George W. Bush, perhaps without realizing that the film was even meant to be about the man who would eventually become our 43rd President, however, looking at the character of Gertie, as played by an adolescent, drug-addled Drew Barrymore, proves the truth behind the cover-up. Confused, infantile, and wandering lost through the movie while her older brothers dealt with the horror of an invading alien, one need only look at the sad, simple girl to see W. poking through.
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins - Snubbed by his family, even after achieving a modicum of success, one can't help seeing Martin Lawrence's character of Roscoe as an allegory for the then-current POTUS, who also came from a family who, for whatever reason, failed to be impressed by the level of success he had achieved. Also, the subliminal idea that Martin might, at some point in the process, run out into the street and lay down in traffic had to do with his casting in this Presidentially-influenced art film.
Dave - A man with only a passing resemblance to the president is asked to take over the role of the most important person in the world, and is at first flummoxed at how easy it is...that is before a crisis overtakes the White House, and he realizes that he's not the man for the job, while his evil cronies ask him to sell his soul for their political gain. Could this one be any more obvious?
Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol - When chaos rules the streets, the hilariously inept Commandant Lassard recruits citizens to help enforce his draconian law by taking to the streets and turning in their fellow citizens for crimes against the state. When chaos rules the streets, the hilariously inept President George W. Bush recruits citizens to help enforce his draconian law by virtue of the "Patriot Act," reserving the right to arrest and detain citizens for crimes against the state. We're surprised you never noticed.