- The Washington Times
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The power players at Cannes Film Festival’s Market this year are being asked to fork over cash needed to distribute an anti-Trump film called “When Women Rule the World.”

Writer-director-producer Sheldon Silverstein spoke to The Hollywood Reporter this week about his efforts to bring anti-Trump science fiction to the big screen. His B-movie inspired project, filmed in Valley of Fire, Nevada, imagines a world where President Trump has “pushed the button.”


The film’s promotional poster also features a decapitated Trump supporter with a “MAGA” hat still adorning his skull.

Silverstein says the film is a high-concept, sci-fi satire with sociopolitical themes that align with movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up and contain storylines that comment on toxic masculinity,” THR reported Tuesday. “He describes a key plot point: “Donald Trump gets in a fight with Putin over who has the biggest penis, and he pushes a button that starts World War III. … It’s kind of crazy. … [Trump‘s] a moron and doesn’t care about the environment. It’s all about money to him. It’s a shame he got elected and [this movie] is a put-down on all of that.”

Mr. Silverstein seemed confident that his film would be picked up for distribution.

“Everybody seems to like it so far,” he said.


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