The Team Behind ‘Idiocracy’ Is Making Anti-Trump Ads With Terry Crews
Idiocracy wasn’t just a hilarious satirical comedy, it felt eerily prescient. In the years since Mike Judge’s film hit theaters, “Idiocracy is real life” has become a running joke, particularly now that Donald Trump is running for President — with many noting the resemblance between the presumptive Republican nominee and the fictional President played by Terry Crews. It’s a fairly easy (and humorous) comparison to make, and in case you were wondering, the filmmakers see it, too.
Not long ago, screenwriter Etan Cohen tweeted a joke similar to one that I’m sure many of you have undoubtedly made at some point during this election cycle:
According to BuzzFeed, the Idiocracy screenwriter is reuniting with Mike Judge to make a series of anti-Trump ads featuring Terry Crews, who played the memorable role of President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho in the film. After Cohen’s tweet drew a fair amount of attention, he says he contacted Judge and they came up with a series of ads targeted at Trump, and now they’re just waiting for Fox to clear up some rights with Crews so they can start filming them.
Cohen says that the process wasn’t as easy as you might think because if they actually made an Idiocracy sequel in which Trump became President “it would be too silly to be in a movie.” And although Camacho has some extremely dumb ideas, Cohen says Crews’ character would be a better candidate than Trump:
“The most dangerous contrast to Trump is that Camacho actually realizes he needs advice from other people, and knows that he’s not the smartest guy in the room,” Cohen continued, noting that he would “definitely” vote for Camacho over Trump. “Also, not a racist.”
Hopefully Judge and Cohen will get those rights cleared up because a series of Idiocracy-themed political ads featuring President Camacho sounds like just about the best thing that could happen during this election.