The left will never give up the fight on some policy issues, no matter how much political real estate Republicans win. And one of their favorite pet issues, one that has all the drama of being constitutionally mandated but easily used to pull heartstrings every time some lunatic attacks, is gun control.
And what is the left's preferred method to reach as many people as possible in the most melodramatic way? Hollywood, of course. And so we get the virulently anti-gun drama "Miss Sloane" starring Jessica Chastain.
#MissSloane is ready to lead the fight on gun control. Who is with her? https://t.co/iN7OiNfiDv— Miss Sloane (@Miss Sloane)1480273202.0
As Bearing Arms puts it:
Hollywood Liberals are at it again, making gun owners across the nation look like the evil bad guys in the gun control debate. Their latest ploy? The movie “Miss Sloane” follows Elizabeth Sloane, one of the most respected lobbyists in Washington, D.C., to go “behind-the-scenes” of the deal-making process that occurs on Capitol Hill. Sloan was approached by pro-gun groups to oppose a gun control measure. Instead, Sloan ends up working for a small boutique firm that wants gun control.
What makes these kinds of films particularly galling is that very often the people involved are openly biased about their political affiliations and they make the films their "principles" allow. There's a reason Hillary Clinton was able to persuade Los Angeles to vote for her while the rest of the country voted for the other guy.
"Miss Sloane" is no exception, with Jessica Chastain, the film's lead, on record as a huge Clinton supporter, and most likely a gun control advocate.
Omg she's such a saint. How can she speak with him standing behind her like a monster. #debates— Jessica Chastain (@Jessica Chastain)1476063107.0
Hollywood is basically the left's favorite form of pay-to-play: Hollywood stars admire politicians, politicians promise to work toward their pet issues, Hollywood makes a film about said pet project to help the relationship along. It's all about money and influence and a very, very big stage.
The New York Times, in their review of the film, describes this kind of parasitic relationship almost perfectly, but very likely doesn't realize it:
Despite her principles, you still have the uncomfortable feeling that winning a fight matters much more to Elizabeth than the issues involved. She thinks nothing of betraying a friend if it advances her cause. She pressures the film’s most sympathetic character, Esme Manucharian (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a victim of gun violence, to tell her story on television.
That's liberalism in a nutshell.
"Miss Sloane" premiers in theaters Dec. 9. See the trailer here: