Skip to comments.Juiciest Bits of ‘Rodham,’ Hillary Clinton Movie Biopic: Sex,Scandal (strong barf alert!)
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 statewho is maybe running for president in 2016is the subject of a new feature film about her youth. Rodham focuses on 1974, when the 26-year-old was a determinedand relatively humorlesslawyer working as a member of the House impeachment inquiry staff in Washington, D.C. When she wasnt 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.
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Rodham was written by Young Il Kim, a relatively unknown South Korean. Though casting and filming havent 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 years Sundance Film Festival. The screenplay for Rodham was a hot commodity in Hollywood, earning a place on the 2012 Black Listan 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 Institutes Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant to develop his next projectan 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.
The screenplays opening description of Yale law student Hillary Rodham is less than flattering, to say the least. Early in the script, shes 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.
Hillary is now a 26-year-old, elegantly dressed woman working for the Childrens 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 hes ever seen (a friend of Bills, 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 womanin this case, Pat Nixoncant be president. This is the first of many references by various characters to Hillarys dream of being president.
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.
The majority of the screenplay is dedicated to Hillarys 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 ONeal 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.
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. Theyre 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 Clintonwhom she hasnt been close to in quite some timewishing 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.
Hillary and the impeachment-inquiry staff dont 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 Bills delight.)
Bill Clintons mother, Virginia, disapproves of Hillary. She believes a woman needs to know her way around the kitchen, but Hillary, according to Bill, doesnt 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 Clintons 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 Bills friends. Roger is depicted as a stoner who smokes marijuana out of a bong.
Its still 1974, and Hillary is down in Arkansas helping Bill on campaign running for the House of Representatives against Republican incumbent John Paul Hammerschmidt. Bills campaign staffers, including campaign head Paul Fray, openly mock Hillary and are tired of her presence, which they feel is patronizing to them, since shes not only from D.C., but also provided a heavy edit to one of Bills campaign speeches that irked staffers. Hillary bursts into Bills office to complain of her treatment just as a 20-year-old giggling coed comes out. Bill explains that shes a former student of his and the president of the Arkansas College Democrats. Its one of many references to Bills popularity with the ladies. Hillary eventually leaves Bill, and Arkansas, out of frustration to return to Washington.
After Nixon is impeached and Hillarys work with the impeachment-inquiry staff is over, she decides to head to Arkansas to be with Bill. Its still 1974. Her friend Betsey Wright objects, saying, You cant both be president! But Hillary doesnt care, and shes off to see Bill. Betsey decides to accompany her. Its later revealed before the credits that President Bill Clinton was impeached using the procedure developed by Hillary Rodham in 1974.
Hillary, been in more rugs than bedbugs.
What difference does it make?
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.
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.
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.
The Clintons were the two most jacked-up mediocrities in America until Obama came along.
Tutoring Robert Reich. Was she also changing his diapers and feeding him his bottle. The left actually does SUCK.
Is this satire, or what?
“Who do you think f*ed more women? Bill or Hillary?
Recall Bill’s response to Flowers, when she asked if hill was gay.
Who do you think f*ed more women? Bill or Hillary?
Forgot about that quote!
It was more along the lines of; “She’s eaten more p—— than I have.”
What about Hilly’s relationship with Vince Foster?
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????
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.
This script is going to end up looking like ‘The Love Letter’ by Nick Sparks before its all over...
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