Monday, July 13, 2009

Clooney Series Depicts U.S. Business as Corrupt

HOLLYWOOD, CA - HBO plans airing a new series depicting capitalism as corrupt and middle-class values as hypocritical and mean-spirited. "It's about time someone had the courage to tackle these issues," said HBO spokeperson Lana Grubner-Wise. Called Stinking Suburban Businessman, the series depicts the life of married office worker Toby White, portrayed by George Clooney. White is always seen wearing an American flag pin on his suit lapel. Episode one shows Toby on a coffee break, listening to right wing talk radio and having sex with his secretary who must call him "El Rushbo." Later, Toby and a Republican congressman sell firearms to a Mexican drug cartel. Afterwards, Toby goes home and beats his wife and children with a rubber hose, before attending Bible study where his church plans smearing decent, honest gays who oppose Prop 8. "This is hot button stuff on topics no one in Hollywood will touch," said Grubner-Wise, who added, "Hopefully, other cable channels and networks will follow suit and we can spread the truth. That's what caring artists do."(Photo:


Dutch said...

"It is like writing history with lightning. And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true".

Ling Carter said...

This is as opposed to show biz where a man's handshake is his bond.