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Juiciest Bits of ‘Rodham,’ Hillary Clinton Movie Biopic: Sex,Scandal (strong barf alert!)
The Daily Beast ^ | May 13, 2013 4:45 AM EDT | Marlow Stern

Posted on 06/13/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT by drewh

Rodham,’ a film about the life of a young Hillary Clinton, is generating serious buzz in Hollywood and Washington. The Daily Beast has the screenplay. Here are some of the juiciest bits from the movie. 113 inShare.53 The most powerful woman in the world is about to get the Hollywood treatment.

Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state—who is maybe running for president in 2016—is the subject of a new feature film about her youth. Rodham focuses on 1974, when the 26-year-old was a determined—and relatively humorless—lawyer working as a member of the House impeachment inquiry staff in Washington, D.C. When she wasn’t helping impeach Nixon, Rodham was struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship with a suave Arkansas law professor by the name of Bill Clinton, who was himself busy running for the House of Representatives in his home state.

Illustration by The Daily Beast

Rodham was written by Young Il Kim, a relatively unknown South Korean. Though casting and filming haven’t begun, the movie is set to be produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment (The Twilight Saga) and directed by James Ponsoldt, whose coming-of-age drama The Spectacular Now was a standout at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The screenplay for Rodham was a hot commodity in Hollywood, earning a place on the 2012 Black List—an annual compendium of the best unproduced screenplays floating around Tinseltown. And according to The Wrap, “industry executives who have read the script claim it offers a potentially award-worthy role for one lucky ingenue.” Kim, meanwhile, has received the Sundance Institute’s Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant to develop his next project—an original, untitled script based on the life of Stephen Hawking.

The Daily Beast has obtained a copy of what may or may not be the final screenplay to Rodham. Here are the juiciest bits, from a steamy love scene between Hillary and Bill to her presidential aspirations.

Pages 3–4.

The screenplay’s opening description of Yale law student Hillary Rodham is less than flattering, to say the least. Early in the script, she’s seen tutoring Robert Reich at the Yale Law School library while Joe Lieberman campaigns for his run for the Connecticut state Senate. She is described as a blonde with an “awful haircut” whose face is obscured by a “hideous pair of Coke-bottle glasses” and who is, in totality, “the valedictorian of the ‘look-like-sh*t school of feminism.’” Bill Clinton, meanwhile, is described as a “Viking” with a “full mane” and “six-inch beard.”

Pages 11–17.

Hillary is now a 26-year-old, elegantly dressed woman working for the Children’s Defense Fund, while Bill is an assistant professor of law at the University of Arkansas. While flirting with a giggling waitress, Bill mentions how the watermelons of Hope, Arkansas, are the “firmest, juiciest melons” he’s ever seen (a friend of Bill’s, Terry Kirkpatrick, later tells Hillary that this is his go-to pickup line). Bill casually proposes to Hillary as the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew plays in the background. Hillary questions why a woman—in this case, Pat Nixon—can’t be president. This is the first of many references by various characters to Hillary’s dream of being president.

Pages 18–25.

Hillary and Bill go back to her apartment and “devour each other,” as Bill presses Hillary against the wall, tears off her blouse, and “buries his head into her cleavage.” Their tryst, however, is broken up several times by messages playing from the answering machine and never comes to fruition. Later on, Hillary complains about her sex life with Bill to two friends, claiming Bill is just using her for her D.C. apartment. When asked if the two have sex, she replies, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘sex’ means.”

Pages 38–48.

The majority of the screenplay is dedicated to Hillary’s time as a member of the impeachment inquiry staff in Washington advising the House Committee on the Judiciary during the Watergate scandal. In 1974 Hillary was one of 43 lawyers on the staff, and she flirts with another member, Republican William Weld, who she thinks resembles Ryan O’Neal in Love Story. Her friends think Weld is a much better fit for her than Bill Clinton is. Reporter Bob Woodward, meanwhile, refers to Hillary as “the Jill Wine Volner of the impeachment inquiry committee,” much to her chagrin. Because of this comment, John Doar, who heads the committee, suggests that Hillary ditch her skirts for pants. “From this day forward, she will always wear pantsuits,” says the script.

Pages 60–66.

Hillary is on a hotel rooftop having a drink with William Weld, who has just surprised her on her birthday with a vinyl record of the greatest hits from the Watergate tapes. They’re listening to the tapes on the rooftop of the Congressional Hotel and “draw closer for that inevitable kiss” when the moment is broken up by Terry Kirkpatrick, who tells Hillary she has a call from Bill Clinton—whom she hasn’t been close to in quite some time—wishing her happy birthday. The flirtation with Weld is seemingly over, and Bill plays Hillary both “Happy Birthday” and “Hail to the Chief” on the saxophone. This, combined with help advising her on the impeachment-committee work, apparently wins her back.

Pages 72–74.

Hillary and the impeachment-inquiry staff don’t have enough evidence to impeach Nixon, but Bill gives Hillary some advice, telling her to subpoena the recordings from the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Hillary is so elated, she tells Bill, “I f*in’ love you. I mean that. I love you, and I want to f* you.” (In the script, Hillary often says “motherf*in’,” much to Bill’s delight.)

Pages 89–91.

Bill Clinton’s mother, Virginia, disapproves of Hillary. She believes a woman needs to know her way around the kitchen, but Hillary, according to Bill, doesn’t know how to cook. Later she says that Hillary is “just a phase” for Bill, before pressing her to wear something prettier for her boy. Hillary ultimately is pressured into changing into a tight-fitting blue prom dress. Later, Bill Clinton’s half-brother, Roger Clinton Jr., 18, asks a group of people, “Who do you think f*ed more women? Bill or Hillary?” to laughs from a crowd of Bill’s friends. Roger is depicted as a stoner who smokes marijuana out of a bong.

Pages 93–96.

It’s still 1974, and Hillary is down in Arkansas helping Bill on campaign running for the House of Representatives against Republican incumbent John Paul Hammerschmidt. Bill’s campaign staffers, including campaign head Paul Fray, openly mock Hillary and are tired of her presence, which they feel is patronizing to them, since she’s not only from D.C., but also provided a heavy edit to one of Bill’s campaign speeches that irked staffers. Hillary bursts into Bill’s office to complain of her treatment just as a 20-year-old giggling coed comes out. Bill explains that she’s a former student of his and the president of the Arkansas College Democrats. It’s one of many references to Bill’s popularity with the ladies. Hillary eventually leaves Bill, and Arkansas, out of frustration to return to Washington.

Pages 112–116.

After Nixon is impeached and Hillary’s work with the impeachment-inquiry staff is over, she decides to head to Arkansas to be with Bill. It’s still 1974. Her friend Betsey Wright objects, saying, “You can’t both be president!” But Hillary doesn’t care, and she’s off to see Bill. Betsey decides to accompany her. It’s later revealed before the credits that President Bill Clinton was impeached “using the procedure developed by Hillary Rodham in 1974.”


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1 posted on 06/13/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Satire?


2 posted on 06/13/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: drewh

Hillary, been in more rugs than bedbugs.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 1:33:12 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: drewh
What difference does it make?
difference

difference
4 posted on 06/13/2013 1:33:35 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Cyman
The screenplay’s opening description of Yale law student Hillary Rodham is less than flattering, to say the least. Early in the script, she’s seen tutoring Robert Reich at the Yale Law School library while Joe Lieberman campaigns for his run for the Connecticut state Senate. She is described as a blonde with an “awful haircut” whose face is obscured by a “hideous pair of Coke-bottle glasses” and who is, in totality, “the valedictorian of the ‘look-like-shit school of feminism.’” Bill Clinton, meanwhile, is described as a “Viking” with a “full mane” and “six-inch beard.”


5 posted on 06/13/2013 1:36:32 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Pages 18–25.

Hillary and Bill go back to her apartment and “devour each other,” as Bill presses Hillary against the wall, tears off her blouse, and “buries his head into her cleavage.”


They've just found the cure for the National Obesity Epidemic there...


6 posted on 06/13/2013 1:37:56 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bon mots

She didn’t “finish” her work with the Watergate Committee. She was fired with extreme prejudice for what would have been Obstruction of Justice had Nixon not resigned.


7 posted on 06/13/2013 1:42:14 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: drewh

It’s easy to see why ole BJ would be a stud on campus.
And difficult to see why he’d be hanging with Hildabeast.

However I think he realized her towering ambition would serve his career well, and he’d be allowed to fulfill his physical desires on the side.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 1:42:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

This HAG showed her truth colors in BENGHAZI. She was UNQUALIFIED for that job which makes her UNFIT FOR COMMAND. The left could give a rats ass and will vote for her sorry rear end because she will be the first woman president. Isn’t that HISTORIC and WONDERFULLY, said with a lisp. I think we already went down that road america.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 1:43:33 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: drewh

The Clintons were the two most jacked-up mediocrities in America until Obama came along.


10 posted on 06/13/2013 1:44:41 PM PDT by Argus
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To: drewh

11 posted on 06/13/2013 1:45:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: drewh

Tutoring Robert Reich. Was she also changing his diapers and feeding him his bottle. The left actually does SUCK.


12 posted on 06/13/2013 1:45:24 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: drewh
Hillary is on a hotel rooftop having a drink with William Weld, who has just surprised her on her birthday with a vinyl record of the greatest hits from the Watergate tapes. They’re listening to the tapes on the rooftop of the Congressional Hotel and “draw closer for that inevitable kiss” when the moment is broken up by Terry Kirkpatrick, who tells Hillary she has a call from Bill Clinton—whom she hasn’t been close to in quite some time—wishing her happy birthday. The flirtation with Weld is seemingly over, and Bill plays Hillary both “Happy Birthday” and “Hail to the Chief” on the saxophone.

Is this satire, or what?

13 posted on 06/13/2013 1:55:20 PM PDT by x
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To: Cyman

““Who do you think f*ed more women? Bill or Hillary?”

Recall Bill’s response to Flowers, when she asked if hill was gay.


14 posted on 06/13/2013 2:01:54 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

““Who do you think f*ed more women? Bill or Hillary?”

Forgot about that quote!


15 posted on 06/13/2013 2:08:15 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Cyman

It was more along the lines of; “She’s eaten more p—— than I have.”


16 posted on 06/13/2013 2:10:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: x

What about Hilly’s relationship with Vince Foster?


17 posted on 06/13/2013 2:16:43 PM PDT by drewh
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To: spawn44

I’ve never understood how the professional feminists could be excited about Hillary being the first woman president. Reason being, she is only where she is because of her connection to a former president. Feminist ideology tells us that women are supposed to make it on their own merits.

Also, Hillary tolerated a serial cheating husband, and stayed with him, which feminists tell us a strong woman will not do. Hillary was publicly and repeatedly humiliated by Bill in this manner, yet we’re supposed to believe she has such strong character and all that. Bull blank. Hillary is nothing like the professional feminists say they want to see in a successful professional woman or leader. Yet they are all enthralled that she could be a woman president.

How significant will it be if the first woman president only gets there because she was married to a president????


18 posted on 06/13/2013 2:18:03 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: drewh

If you see a rash of Hillary bios, movies, and fawning documentaries, accompanied by more plastic surgery, you’ll know she’s getting ready for her “stretch run” in 2016.


19 posted on 06/13/2013 2:25:00 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

This script is going to end up looking like ‘The Love Letter’ by Nick Sparks before its all over...


20 posted on 06/13/2013 2:32:26 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; Daffynition
Hillary and Bill go back to her apartment and “devour each other,” as Bill presses Hillary against the wall, tears off her blouse, and “buries his head into her cleavage.”


21 posted on 06/13/2013 3:12:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: drewh
After Nixon is impeached and Hillary’s work with the impeachment-inquiry staff is over,

SHE did not get to finish that work. SHE was FIRED for ethical lapses in the prosecution.

22 posted on 06/13/2013 3:15:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: drewh

Where is the part where she has Vince Fosters body taken from the White House to Fort Marcy.
Where is the part where she breeds with Web Hubbell.
The FBI tapes and White water?


23 posted on 06/13/2013 3:15:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dilbert San Diego

For the left, the wife of a former President being elected President will be as significant as the first black (somehow elected) President being the son of an African,but not the son of an African American.


24 posted on 06/13/2013 3:28:44 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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