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“Obama Porn” Flops at the Box Office (White House Down)
Counter Contempt ^ | 6-30-2013 | David Stein

Posted on 07/01/2013 1:41:31 PM PDT by servo1969

Human beings have some odd sexual fetishes. My friend of over twenty-two years, Liz Lightspeed (no need to hide her identity – she’s very proud of, and public with, what she does) makes her money choking guys unconscious and being paid to pose with other women pretending to fight. Not entirely my thing, but hell, if there’s a market for it, knock yourselves out (literally).

I have a former lady-friend (of sorts) whose only work since we went our separate ways has been on a foot fetish website. I have another female friend whose fan base likes to see muscular women carrying things. And I have a current friend who was once paid to dress like a ninja and threaten a rich guy (hell, I’ll do that. Sign me up).

So many fetishes, and catering to them is a huge business. But this weekend has taught us one very important lesson – “Obama porn” doesn’t pay.

“White House Down” is pure, 100% Obama porn. It was written to appeal to those who want a romanticized version of the president they thought Obama would be. It’s porn for Obama supporters in the way that romance novels are porn for women. Just as the fans of those “sexy pirate kidnapper” novels want to be whisked away by handsome, romantic, tough-yet-caring pirates, “White House Down” was intended for those who want a dreamy two-hours in a movie theater being swept away by the Obama they want so badly to love (you know, the one who consistently fails to appear in real life).

The Obama character in “White House Down,” President Sawyer (portrayed by Jamie Foxx, who has admitted in interviews that the character is based on Obama) is the Obama “ideal.” He wants peace. Peace, peace, peace! He so badly wants peace that as soon as he came into office, he disbanded all drone attacks and other violent U.S. military activities on the Pakistan border, thus angering the evil white right-winger who leads the operation to seize the White House.

“President Sawyer” even put the evil drone-attackers in prison for daring to commit violence against Pakistanis.

“Sawyer” loves Abe Lincoln, and he’s a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge about American history. He has lofty thoughts, he cares about his countrymen, and he acts in the nation’s, and the world’s, best interest. What a guy!

But he can also be cute and loveable, as when the invasion of the White House forces him to fight bad guys. Oh, that cutie-pie. He doesn’t want to fight, and he’s adorably clumsy at it. But when called upon to save the world, dammit, he’ll fight!

And it is indeed the world he must save, as the core of the evil white right-wingers’ plot is a desire to sabotage an upcoming peace conference with Iran, by firing nukes at the peaceful, international-law-abiding nation of humble “religion of peace” followers.

At the end of the film, after the evil white guys have all been killed, there is concern that the sweetie-cake flower-children in Iran might fire their nukes in retaliation for us almost firing ours. But have no fear – we learn that the big-hearted Iranians agree to have world peace after all! Because when have Muslims ever done anything vengeful or retaliatory?

Sawyer/Obama has done it. He’s saved the world, with the help of the heroic Iranians.

Mother Jones declared that “White House Down” is “a harsh critique of the military industrial complex.” Indeed. And fetish porn for anyone wanting the Obama they loved in 2008 to live again, at least for two hours on-screen. From the Mother Jones review:

Not to spoil the entire movie, but Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, and the liberals win the day, and the hawkish, Fox News-adoring, reactionary killers wind up either in jail or ripped to shreds by explosives and ammunition. It’s typical Hollywood liberalism with gigantic firearms.

But there’s just one problem – the film has completely flopped. It came in a disastrous fourth place in its opening weekend, beaten by one new film (“The Heat,” the horrible film starring Sandra Bullock and that fat girl I’m supposed to recognize even though I have no idea where the hell she came from), and two week-old films (“World War Z” and “Monsters University”). The $150,000,000-budgeted “White House Down” took in just $25,000,000 its opening weekend. By contrast, “Olympus Has Fallen,” this year’s other “White House under attack” film (which featured North Korean terrorists as the villains), cost $70,000,000 to make, earned $30,500,000 its opening weekend, and has taken in over $160,000,000 in total…and that was without the benefit of being released during the summer movie season.

Memo to Sony – call my ex and get a foot fetish film in the works – you’ll have more success with it. Obama porn just doesn’t sell. Sure, Chris Matthews was probably there on opening night, pleasuring himself Pee-Wee Herman style in a near-empty theater, but that’s not enough, not nearly enough, to make the film turn a profit.

The Obama of “White House Down” has as much in common with the real president as the pirates in romance novels have with actual pirates. But how many of us are ever going to come into real-life contact with a diseased, AIDS-ridden, murderous, conscienceless Somali pirate? Whereas, by contrast, we have to live with Obama every day. We see the real thing far too often to buy into the fantasy. I’d accept Fabio as a “pirate with a heart of gold” before I’d accept “White House Down’s” version of Obama.

Apparently, based on the box office numbers, I’m not alone.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boycotthollywood; defundtheleft; foxx; movie; mythmaking; obama; propaganda; tatum; yellowjournalism

1 posted on 07/01/2013 1:41:31 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
couldn't happen to a nicer person than Jamie Foxx. :-)

As an aside, I read a glowing review of the movie. Guess I know who the reviewer voted for, twice.

2 posted on 07/01/2013 1:45:36 PM PDT by wbill
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To: servo1969; Revolting cat!
Our first female president?


3 posted on 07/01/2013 1:47:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969

This is kind of crazy. Even the left admits Obama has expanded drone attacks way beyond what Bush ever did. And he seems to hate peace- he invades countries at the drop of a hat.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 1:48:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: servo1969

It’ll do well in the Middle East since according to Wikipedia, it concerns “The President” pulling out all US troops from the Middle East and ends “As a result of the events, the leaders of Russia, China, Israel, France and Iran agree to Sawyer’s peace treaty, allowing him to bring the peace he wanted.”


5 posted on 07/01/2013 1:49:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969

Oh gee, did they accidently let a real poll rear its ugly head?

Wadda ya mean Americans Hate Obama!?


6 posted on 07/01/2013 1:52:07 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: servo1969

Jamie Foxx is no Leni Riefenstahl...

But he’s trying hard.


7 posted on 07/01/2013 1:52:49 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: servo1969
“White House Down” was intended for those who want a dreamy two-hours in a movie theater being swept away by the Obama they want so badly to love (you know, the one who consistently fails to appear in real life).

Instead you got the Obama who looks through your texts and listens on the other phone when you get a call.

8 posted on 07/01/2013 1:52:58 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: servo1969

I wanted to see it because I heard that Foxx’s character buys it in spectacular fashion...then I heard that he survives to the end so no thanks!


9 posted on 07/01/2013 1:55:59 PM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: servo1969
“White House Down” is pure, 100% Obama porn. It was written to appeal to those who want a romanticized version of the president they thought Obama would be. It’s porn for Obama supporters in the way that romance novels are porn for women.

Conceptually, maybe. Maybe that was the plan at the beginning.

But Jamie Foxx is too black to be any kind of Obama, and one would have to be pretty dim not to see that.

The underlying idea goes back before Obama, though, whether we're talking about idealized Black presidents in 24 or Harrison Ford fighting to get his plane back in Air Force One or Bill Pullman taking to the air in Independence Day.

10 posted on 07/01/2013 1:59:07 PM PDT by x
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To: servo1969

The movie bombed. Apparently Jamie Foxx didn’t pray hard enough to his “lord and savior” Obama.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 1:59:18 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: servo1969
Obama porn just doesn’t sell. Sure, Chris Matthews was probably there on opening night, pleasuring himself Pee-Wee Herman style in a near-empty theater, but that’s not enough, not nearly enough, to make the film turn a profit.

LOL! Spit my Powerade Zero out at that one! Then I got a mental image and threw up a little in my mouth...

12 posted on 07/01/2013 2:01:37 PM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: servo1969

I used to like Jamie Foxx. sigh.. Another actor I’ll refuse to support with my money.
OTOH , Foxx has more credibility than the real Zer0. And that ain’t much.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 2:02:46 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: servo1969

I used to like Jamie Foxx. sigh.. Another actor I’ll refuse to support with my money.
OTOH , Foxx has more credibility than the real Zer0. And that ain’t much.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 2:04:55 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: servo1969
Chris Matthews was probably there on opening night, pleasuring himself Pee-Wee Herman style in a near-empty theater

Ka-pow!

15 posted on 07/01/2013 2:08:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: servo1969

My son asked me to take him to see this and, unfortunately, I did. The movie is a parody of liberal biases which, if not so over the top ridiculous, would have upset me. This movie is horrible and not smart enough to push the liberal stereotypes it seeks to do.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 3:00:20 PM PDT by TaxMe
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To: a fool in paradise

I hate to admit, but Wanda is one of my favorite characters. He did a great job with that-so funny. All down hill for him since.


17 posted on 07/01/2013 3:10:38 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: a fool in paradise

It’ll do well in the Middle East since according to Wikipedia, it concerns “The President” pulling out all US troops from the Middle East and ends “As a result of the events, the leaders of Russia, China, Israel, France and Iran agree to Sawyer’s peace treaty, allowing him to bring the peace he wanted.”

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I was thinking it would do well in the Middle East because it shows the White House on fire and enemy Caucasians being killed. It’s off putting to imagine the wild applause, and possible firing of weapons skyward in theatres in some parts of the world when they see the initial explosions.


18 posted on 07/01/2013 3:45:08 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: servo1969

Thanks for the review. No one in my house will be seeing this. Ever.


19 posted on 07/01/2013 3:59:02 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: MeganC

I had no idea that was the premise ... I go to theatres to escape the heat and see action movies that don’t translate well to TV. So ... I saw WHD. It took about 15 minutes to see that they were going after the conservatives, but it could have been worse. The plot had so many holes however ... in the entire movie there were terrorists in front of and on top of the white house, and not a single sniper took one of them out. The most amusing part however was the presidential limo taking 10 MINUTES of abuse from a minigun (does it EVER run out of ammo), including hitting glass, and not penetrating.


20 posted on 07/01/2013 4:12:15 PM PDT by RainMan (It's mourning in America.)
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To: dandiegirl

#17

I know how you feel.
I used to enjoy Chris Rock and Foxx.
Both have turned out to be racist dirtbags.
They can f- off for all I care.


21 posted on 07/01/2013 4:13:45 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Dead Corpse
Jamie Foxx is no Leni Riefenstahl...
But he’s trying hard.

Bttt - You nailed that one.

22 posted on 07/01/2013 4:31:33 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: servo1969

I read a review of “White House Down,” and based on that plus the fact that Channing Tatum is pretty hot, I was actually thinking about seeing it. But then I saw an ad for it and the thinly veiled version of Obama who’s the other lead character, and about hurled. Noooooo thanks! And I’ll bet a lot of other people thought the same thing: No thanks!!!


23 posted on 07/02/2013 1:29:40 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Ditto... Mr. Tatum was canceled out by Mr. Foxx and the fact that this picture is a vehicle for BO’s glory. No thanks.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 1:35:13 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: servo1969

If Foxx is supposed to have some kind of talent I’ll be damned if I know what it is.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 2:11:37 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: servo1969

I see obama everyday.....I ain’t paying 10.00 to see him in a theater. ...


26 posted on 07/02/2013 3:15:47 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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