Remember Kathy Griffin posing with a bloodied severed head of President Trump? Now there’s this: a recent movie poster at the Cannes Film Festival that features a Melania Trump lookalike holding an equally repulsive severed head in a MAGA hat.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the repulsive poster advertises a movie called “When Women Rule the World” that is currently “circulating at the Cannes Market and in trade publications.” It shows a Melania Trump lookalike (a character named Maria Putin) holding the decapitated head of President Trump wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat alongside a decaying zombie head that looks similar to the actor from the original “The Hills Have Eyes.”
“Meet the First Lady of the Future with her Heads of State,” reads the poster’s tagline.
The film’s writer/director/producer Sheldon Silverstein told THR in an interview that the B-movie poster was meant to be deceiving and that the film will explore important political topics such as #MeToo and TimesUp.
“Donald Trump gets in a fight with Putin over who has the biggest penis, and he pushes a button that starts World War III. … It’s kind of crazy,” Silverstein said of the film’s plotline.
“The film has a consciousness and has something to say about what’s going on in the world,” Silverstein, added as he shared his hatred for President Trump. “He’s a moron and doesn’t care about the environment. It’s all about money to him. It’s a shame he got elected and [this movie] is a put-down on all of that.”
THR provided more details:
The plot follows reality-show mogul Michael Bray; his Russian fiancee, Maria Putin; and another couple on their way to Las Vegas to begin production of the TV series Showgirl Wars. They blunder into a time vortex and are transmitted to the future, after Trump has pushed the button. The surviving women have completely separated from men, blaming them for all the destruction, and live together in a village protected by female warriors while men have been banished to the desert. The cast includes Hera alongside Francisco DeCun, Chris Gooch, Sandra Glagla, Brielle Gearson, Aizhan Lighg, Victorya Brandart and Mantha Balourdou.
Silverstein said that the movie has been received favorably at the Cannes Film Festival as it searches for distribution partners. “Everybody seems to like it so far,” he said.
The movie was apparently a tremendous trial to create, given that they shot it in the Valley of Fire, Nevada, where temperatures were as high as 120 degrees. “People were having heat stroke and going to the hospital,” Silverstein said of the shoot. “It was so hot, people mostly stayed in their rooms during the day and at night there were monsoons and flash floods. It was unbelievable. Our lead actress [Anna Hera] was great and very supportive. Most women would’ve quit.”