I found this site, and I think it’s amusing. The first time I set eyes on it, I wasn’t sure if it was people trying to be serious (the whole “Republican” in the site name made me wary), but once I started watching them, I was quite a bit amused. Why? Because some of these shorts are actually exactly like some conversations I’ve had with more conservatives about evolution, watching pornography, erectile dysfunction, orientation and more. Now, not all Republicans share these beliefs, but it’s far time we had some witty parody on it.
Watch and be amused.
Political Satire Uses Marriage and Sex Advice to Pokes Fun At Republican Views
Award-Winning Filmmaker Frames the Absurdity of the Republicans this Election Season.
Brooklyn, NY — Elliot Greenebaum, award-winning filmmaker has released a 20 part video series spoofing the attitudes of Republicans in “Republican Sex And Marriage Advice.”
“The Progressive movement seems to have lost the energy it had two years ago,” Greenebaum says. “I’m trying to remind people that being progressive can
be cool.” Reminiscent of SNL Digital Shorts but in his own unusual voice, Greenebaum shines light on the emptiness and seeming “impotence” of the Republican agenda.
The show features a fictional Republican businessman, Chip Womack, who strides confidently and crazily into the world of contemporary sex and marriage
problems. In doing so, Greenebaum captures the chauvinism, misguided logic, and well-to-do attitude often characteristic of the Republican party.
“People like Glenn Beck have learned to exploit our most sublime emotions in order to pedal extremely hollow positions,” says Greenebaum. “I am simply trying
to use humor to help unify the tribe.” Greenebaum hopes that this series will re-focus the political dialogue and pressure candidates and the public to gravitate towards honest conversation.
“I think there’s a cultural need right now for something like this,” says Greenebaum. “Something out of the box and not toxic-feeling like political satire tends to be. Simply watching a crazy character overpower his guests seems to capture my frustration with the Republicans more accurately than straightforward political content would.”
A bevy of heavy hitter sites such as Huffinton Post and the Guardian have featured Republican Sex and Marriage Advice shorts, and Dan Savage has also written a bit about this interesting take on stirring up the progressive movement. The momentum has also extended to the Facebook page and twitter profile (@RSMAshow) as well
“Republican Sex And Marriage Advice” was produced in Kentucky where Greenebaum grew up.
Elliot Greenebaum’s 2005 movie, Assisted Living, won the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance and shed light (often humorously) on the world of nursing care in America. His film had the highest opening per-screen weekend box office in New York on the weekend it opened and was covered on The Charlie Rose Show, New York Times Magazine, and NPR. In 2008 Greenebaum created a political consultancy and made TV ads for two US Senate races and advocacy groups like Rock-The-Vote. Much of the emphasis of his work centered around the problematic of how to bring new forms of media to urban and youth voters who are totally averse to and unmoved by the generic slide-show style TV ads
generated by traditional political consultants.