Michael Moore will be showing a documentary tonight in New York that has been kept under wraps this whole year. He started out the year with his film Where to Invade Next, which really was an anthem to how much better other countries are to their people than capitalist driven America. He ended that film by visiting countries that put their faith in women to lead. It was such a powerful message one thought, oh, surely he must be a Hillary Clinton supporter. Alas, no. Moore then joined people like Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Harry Shearer, John Cusack, Viggo Mortenson, Shailene Woodley and many other comfortable celebs who had nothing to lose, to launch all all-out assault on Hillary Clinton. I don’t think any of the people mentioned above have turned their message around because they secretly seem to want Donald Trump to get elected just as payback for Hillary Clinton — wait for it — getting more votes from the American people. Oh, the millions of Americans don’t dwell in the elite bubble of white privilege? Huh.
Michael Moore has very recently turned his support towards Hillary after it became clear that she was going to be the nominee (of course she would be, as anyone could see months ago — her poll numbers were inarguable throughout the primary, as they are now). Moore’s support was half-hearted, as he went on Bill Maher weeks ago and the two of them talked about Hillary not being tough enough to take on Trump. Their idea was that only Bernie could do that. Certainly not a woman. Certainly not Hillary. Before long, Moore was predicting that Trump would win. Then when her poll numbers rose steeply after the first two debates, he tried to claim credit for Hillary’s sudden rise against Trump.
Moore’s feelings about Hillary Clinton are clearly complicated. But his feelings about Donald Trump are not. He is now doing his job as an American citizen to help save America from the unthinkable. And you have to give the guy credit for caring about anyone other than himself, which is more than we can say for many in Hollywood.
At any rate, I hope that his documentary is as scathing as the brilliant Fahrenheit 911 and the equally brilliant Bowling for Columbine — two films I believe to be among the best American films in our history. Moore is always at his best when he has someone to fight against. His heart was never much into attacking Hillary — he’s deep down just not a misogynist.
While we wait to see this documentary, I’ll leave you with a video I made about Michelle Obama and Donald Trump and all of the women in between: