Michael Moore (yep, still fat) has bestirred himself once again to poke sharp, shit-encrusted sticks into the surprisingly thin, unexpectedly tender hides of yet another herd of sacred cattle: the bandits, cheats, bunco-artists, Ponzi-schemers, thieves, hucksters, sharpies, and assorted other well-dressed low-lifes in the Big Money bidness:
By Anthony Breznican, USAToday"Enemy" might be a little strong. "Villains" would be closer to it. Criminals. Crooks. Malefactors. Thieves. Scum-sucking rat-bastards. Scheduled for release in early October, the film is still untitled. I suggest a contest. My choice is the hed, above.
Michael Moore wants his money back. Actually, he wants your money back, if you lost any in the financial meltdown. (And who didn't? The fuckers took me for about 50% of my nest-egg. Emphases supplied. W)
And though he knows that probably won't happen, the filmmaker at least wants to stick it to the people who took it. (Ummm, how the fuck does he know it probably won't happen again. Anyone with a third of the brain of a sponge knows the banksters even now are setting it up precisely so it WILL happen again. W)
The still untitled film, which opens Oct. 2, will zero in on the corporations and politicians he says caused the global financial crash.
Wall Street robber barons are Moore's new on-screen enemy.
"The movie is not going to be an economics lesson; it's going to be more like a vampire movie," the filmmaker jokes. "Instead of the main characters feasting on the blood of their victims, they feast on the money. And they never seem to get enough of it."
When the collapse walloped the country last September, Moore says he knew not only that it would matter to regular people, but also that the inherent decadence was ripe for his style of satire.
"If you go to see my movies, even if you don't agree with everything in the movies, you're going to have a good laugh," Moore says. "I want them to walk out at the end saying 'Wow, that was something!' And in this case, maybe they also walk out asking the ushers, 'Um, excuse me. Where are the pitchforks and torches?' "
Incidentally, the tenor of the comments attached to the story on the USAToady website indicate that Moore is still regarded as a chubby, male Cassandra.