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Cannes Movie Poster Showcases Decapitated Trump Head Wearing A MAGA Hat
By Mikelle Leow, 22 May 2019
Image via Windover Way Photography / Shutterstock.com
Those present at the Cannes Film Festival were handed a grotesque sight of a bloody head bearing the features of President Donald Trump, reminiscent of Kathy Griffin’s controversial stunt from 2017.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, guests were shown a sci-fi satirical film, called When Women Rule the World, which challenges today’s political landscape was shown to guests at the annual festival. The movie is being promoted with a poster featuring the severed head of a POTUS lookalike, who has his Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat intact.
The decapitated head isn’t the only glaring reference to the Trump family in the artwork. It’s being held by a bikini-clad woman resembling Melania Trump (played by Anna Hera), whose other hand is carrying a zombie’s head.
The poster’s punning tagline reads, “Meet the First Lady of the Future with her Heads of State.”
When Women Rule the World circles reality star ‘Michael Bray’ (Francisco DeCun) and his Russian fiancée, ‘Maria Putin’ (Hera). The two, alongside another couple, are brought to the future after President Trump unwittingly pushes a button. Women in this time live in a village and are protected by female warriors, while the men are outcast and reside in a desert.
Sheldon Silverstein—the producer, director, and writer of the film—tells the publication that the parody contains sociopolitical themes that parallel current commentaries like the #MeToo movement, Time’s Up, and toxic masculinity.
He also shares a major plot detail, revealing that ‘Trump’ pushes the button after getting into a fight with ‘Vladimir Putin’ over “who has the biggest penis.” The act ends up launching World War III.
[via The Hollywood Reporter, video via When Women Rule the World, cover image via Windover Way Photography / Shutterstock.com]
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