Maggie McKneely lists out and discusses all of the legacy media creations that are (strictly positive) stand-ins for Hillary Clinton.
Not that there’s anything wrong with the notion of a female president. But as early as the 1990s, TV shows have been promoting the idea of one specific female as president: Hillary Clinton.
Admittedly, she’s the best all-around candidate (no pun intended, really) for an artist to use as a model. Even so, we’ve had many other first ladies, a few dozen female senators, and the first female Secretary of State was a black Republican.
For my money, the quantity is ridiculous enough to call a weird fixation. McKneely lists out:
- 5 network TV series explicitly based on parts of the Clinton biography.
- 10 TV series with something between an episode and a story arc based on Clinton.
- 4 movies with Clinton-like leads. One of these, Primary Colors, was actually purported to be truthful.
- 6 musical numbers more or less about Clinton.
- 25 children’s books are currently on sale about Clinton, including these two:
- Then there’s the Axis of Time trilogy targeting the adult science fiction audience with a post Clinton II world.
- Oh, and a Clinton paper doll set
- And, and, 2 Clinton coloring books.
Amazingly, the whole article does not even mention the seminal connection from the early 90’s: the Clintons tight relationship with the Thomason’s. At the time they were among the most powerful people in the entertainment industry, creators of a TV show rated in the top 10 during the election year (Designing Women), another show rated in the top 20 (Evening Shade) that was loosely based on Clinton’s first adopted home state of Arkansas, and a brand new show 2 months before the election (Hearts Afire). No wonder they produced the big video shown at the convention that year.
FWIW: I’m still putting my disclaimer on these posts. I’ve hated Donald Trump for over 30 years, including 7-8 before I’d even heard of Hillary. I’m not voting for either one.