The B-movie-style one-sheet shows a woman holding two decapitated heads, including one that looks like the commander-in-chief wearing his signature campaign headgear.
So, this happened at the Cannes Film Festival: pic.twitter.com/lcXlXm4zGx
— Paul Bois (@PaulBois39) May 21, 2019
When a photograph of Kathy Griffin holding up an effigy of Donald Trump’s severed head hit the Internet May 31, 2017, life for the comedian was never the same. “I didn’t commit a crime,” she told The Hollywood Reporter the following year, following a months-long break from her career during which she attempted to manage the international scandal that, by the end, involved the FBI, a Secret Service investigation and a pummeling on social media. “I didn’t rape anybody. I didn’t assault anybody. I didn’t get a DUI.”
What she did was kickstart a politically charged dialogue that spread beyond the world of comedy that begged the question: How far is too far? A new movie project being presented during the Cannes Film Festival’s Market has added itself the conversation.
It’s called When Women Rule the World and the poster image — circulating at the Cannes Market and in trade publications including The Hollywood Reporter — features a bikini-clad woman (a Melania Trump-type character called Maria Putin, played by actress Anna Hera) holding two decapitated heads. One is bloodied up to look like Trump in a Make America Great Again hat and a shaggy blond wig. The other, a gray-skinned, bug-eyed zombie. “Meet the First Lady of the Future with her Heads of State,” reads the tagline for the film from writer-director-producer Sheldon Silverstein.
On the film’s official website, Silverstein describes himself as “an internationally accomplished” auteur who lived in Rome for 20 years and “worked with such notable directors as Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini, and was greatly influenced by these icons.” When Women Rule the World marks his directorial debut following producing credits include such projects as The Erotic Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Pumpkin Karver and Hazard Jack. (Read more from “Massive Film Festival Features Gruesome Movie Poster About President Trump” HERE)