Elizabeth Warren Slammed In “The Artist” Parody: “The Elitist”
7:30 pm, February 29th | by Laura Donovan
Criticizing political figures through “The Artist” parodies seems to be a growing trend this election season. A video under the MassStateGOP YouTube account posted a black and white joke video Wednesday titled “The Elitist,” an allusion to Oscar winning film, “The Artist” and swipe at Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
The clip opens with an image of southern California’s famous Hollywood mountain and a narrator saying, “Hollywood has a new ‘It Girl’” before cutting to a photo of Warren, who is scheduled to attend a Santa Monica fundraiser at the home of an entertainment lawyer this week. The video also flashes pictures of singer Barbra Streisand and comedian Danny DeVito, both of whom have voiced support for Warren. The movie takes shots at Warren mainly for her Tinseltown ties and popularity, but also notes her support for Occupy Wall Street.
This video was posted online just days after Chris Matthews released a teaser video titled, “Mitt Romney in ‘The Artist’: Better Off Mute,” which starts off as a black and white silent film and deteriorates once presidential contender Romney starts talking and spews a nonsensical sentence. The draw and humor of Matthews’ video is its silence, and the Warren video below would have a punchier, more entertaining effect if it were silent as well.
Watch both videos and tell us which “Artist” parody is better to you: