Roseanne for President! Documentary to Talk Politics from the Roseanne Barr’s Point of View
In 2012 Roseanne Barr ran for President, vying with Jill Stein for the Green Party nod in the primaries and then ultimately settling down on the Peace and Freedom ticket.
She even managed to get some serious votes in the process. Despite being a long shot even among third-party candidates, she placed fifth nationwide, racking up 48,797 votes.
During her campaign, Barr described her platform with running mate Cindy Sheehan this way:
“Cindy and I are the ‘Throw the Bums Out’ ticket and the ‘Ballot Access’ ticket. The American people are sick and tired of this ‘lesser evil’ garbage they get fed every election year,” said Barr before the Peace and Freedom party’s convention vote. “Both the Democrats and the Republicans do the same evils once they’re in office… I’m here to tell the voters: if you want to tell the government and the two domineering parties that you’re sick and tired of all their evil, register in the Peace and Freedom Party and vote for me and Cindy.”
Now Roseanne is promising her new documentary, dubbed Roseanne for President!, will capture the spirit of her 2012 campaign and poke fun at big-party politics, as well as reveal more about how her social-minded views have influenced her comedy all along.
“I’m excited for audiences to see a side of Roseanne they’ve never seen before,” Eric Weinrib, the writer, director and longtime Michael Moore collaborator said. “What begins as a political journey becomes a raw and revealing portrait of a comedic icon.”
Barr added that she is glad that the issues that she brought up in her campaign are finally getting the big screen treatment with the new documentary.
“I’m thrilled that my campaign for common sense in government is finally being addressed,” she said with her usual over-the-top flare. “Audiences should now prepare for the fall of Babylon. You’re welcome, world!”
The film should be completed within the year. A release date has not yet been announced.
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