Will Ferrell Lampoons The War On Women In “The Campaign” Trailer [VIDEO]
6:25 pm, May 7th | by Amy Tennery
Yes, we know you’re already psyched for the new Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis political-lampoonery flick, The Campaign. Who isn’t, right? But when we saw the official trailer today, our enthusiasm was briefly interrupted by an eerie thought: I could totally see this happening in real life. Particularly when Ferrell’s incumbent politician character starts talking about “women’s issues.”
First, some background: The movie follows two fictional candidates for congress in a North Carolina district (because everyone knows local campaigns are way juicier). Ferrell plays the scandal-plagued incumbent, while Galifianakis plays his wide-eyed, hapless challenger.
And, in one scene, we’re treated to Ferrell addressing an assembled crowd to talk about women. And the moment is vaguely reminiscent of some recent political rhetoric:
“Everyday, I come in contact with women. Do I sometimes fantasize about their undergarments? Sure! Do I go ‘ughughgugh’ [wags tongue] when I see them? No.”
Bless you, Will Ferrell.
Watch the full trailer for The Campaign, organized in full attack-ad flourish, below: