During the production of Freak Show in the Fall of 2015, those involved dismissed the rise of Donald Trump. Little did they know it was just in its infancy.
“There’s actually a line of, ‘Make America Great Again,’ that we inserted to reflect Donald Trump, who was only running to be the Republican candidate when we were shooting,” admitted first time director Trudie Styler when I recently spoke to her about the film.
“We were stealing his mantra and putting it into the mouth of our mean girl Lynette (Abigail Breslin). We were like, let’s have her become the voice of Trump. So she would say so much awful stuff, like, ‘It’s not me talking, but all gays are going to hell.’ This fundamentalist bullsh** that Trump says. Never in a million years did we think that he would win.”
That’s exactly what happened, though. And in the wake of Trump’s Presidential victory