When Sarah Palin showed up in Pella, IA to attend a screening of her own documentary, "The Undefeated," she hadn't seen all the footage beforehand. So when the film opened with people calling her "slutty," "scary," and a "bit**," she was a little taken aback.
"This is the first that I've seen much of that. It kind of takes you back," she told The Hollywood Reporter (THR). "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What's your problem? And what was the problem? And what is the problem?"
THR describes the graphic opening:
The movie begins with Sen. John McCain introducing his running mate, then quickly cuts to the Hollywood sign, and the music turns ominous. A TV news anchor says, "Hollywood has a new favorite pastime: taking aim at Sarah Palin."
Then the celebrity montage begins: Damon likens Palin to a "really bad Disney movie" and says she's "really scary" and Letterman calls her "slutty," and the discourse descends in to the filthy from there. Maher calls her a "dumb twat" on his TV show, Madonna screams "Sarah [Fu**ing] Palin" while on stage, and comedians use graphic, severely bleeped language to describe how Palin gave birth to a "retard." One entertainer after another calls Palin a "slut" or a "[bit**]" or describes the intensity with which they "hate her."
When the montage is through, the screen goes dark and a Bible verse comes into focus: "By their fruits ye shall know them."
While at the premier, Palin tried hard once again to disspell rumors that she is going to run for president, dismissing a comment from her daughter Bristol that she'd already made up her mind.
Bristol said during a television interview earlier Tuesday with Fox News that her mother had definitely made a decision about whether to run, but that "there are some things that we talk about at the kitchen table that stay at the kitchen table."
Sarah Palin said the remark was either taken out of context or inaccurate. She said deciding to run for president is a "tough decision" and she's not ready to announce her intentions.
Below is video of Palin arriving at the premier:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.