Harvey Weinstein‘s newest film project is called The Senator’s Wife. It stars Meryl Streep and will openly criticise the National Rifle Association, which Harvey thinks is a terrible organization that promotes violence in this country. He went on Howard Stern’s radio show to talk about the project and wasn’t shy about its aims:
“We’re going to take this issue head-on, and they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them. It’s going to be like crash and burn.”
“I never want to have a gun. I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it, and I think the NRA is a disaster area.”
Fair enough. Y’all know I’m in for anything Meryl Streep does, so let’s get this party started. However, I think Weinstein needs to tread carefully when it comes to the propaganda side of things, because the most effective way to get a message across is through subtlety and presenting a story that everyone can relate to, right?
Also, Harvey Weinstein is powerful and important and all of that, but the NRA is going to wish they were dead after seeing your movie? Uh… they’ll probably just wish YOU were dead… via gunfire or something. That seems more like their style. If massive lobbying and multiple school shootings haven’t made the NRA rethink their policies and morals, I doubt a movie starring Meryl Streep is going to do it, unfortunately.