Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins claims she is not being political even though the villain of her film bears a physical resemblance to Donald Trump, especially as to hair style. In addition, she also claims that Trump was only one of the business people from the 1980s that she based the bad guy, Maxwell Lord upon but when people see the trailer and later the movie, guess who most of them will think about?
So did you think at all about Bernie Madoff when viewing that trailer? Most likely not but Jenkins, in an interview with Screen Rant want us to believe that was one of the people that Maxwell York was based upon when asked about Trump:
He’s one of them. I mean honestly, the funny thing is he is [an influence], but I'm not trying to make...We even have the president in this movie, and I've gone out of my way not to make it look like Ronald Reagan. I don't want to get political, it's not about being political. Actually, a huge influence of this movie was also Madoff. Those young Madoff stories fascinate me, because I'm like, ‘How do you end up being Bernie Madoff?’ And when you really start tracking that story, it's like, it all started out in a way that made sense, and he was paying it off, and then doing this, and then paying it off again. And then you just become an evil dude when you don't even realize that it's happening.
Remember, "it's not about being political" even though just about everybody in the film must have been thinking about the Orange Man and not Bernie Madoff while it was being produced. And even though Jenkins claims the movie doesn't have a political message she also oddly claims the world needs the same political message.
So, yes, Trump's definitely one of the people that we looked at, but it's any of those kind of mavericks of business success that was big in the ‘80s. Who went on to be major players in our world in potentially questionable other ways. Yeah, I don't have an agenda to have a political message to send to the world, but I think that the world all needs the same political message. Everybody needs to look at themselves right now, and our politics, our belief system of excess.
Got that? Jenkins doesn't have a political message to send to the world yet she thinks the world needs a political message. Oh, and has Jenkins followed her own advice about "our belief system of excess" and accepted only a modest salary for directing Wonder Woman 1984? After several delays, Wonder Woman 1984 is due to be released this October, the month before the election but, remember, it's not about being political or so the director wants us to believe.