Disgusting: Network Snubs Melania In Drama About the First Ladies
A new series is being launched that will be a one hour drama about the First Ladies of the White House. Writer Aaron Cooley is creating the drama however, they have decided to leave out our current First Lady Melania Trump.
The series it to give viewers a peek into the personal lives of the east wing to showcase some of their major accomplishments. The series will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and….YUP! You guessed it, Michelle Obama. Deadline reports:
Viola Davis is set to portray Michelle Obama in First Ladies, a one-hour White House drama that has been put on fast-track development at Showtime with a three-script commitment. Davis will executive produce the project, which hails from writer Aaron Cooley (novels Four Seats: A Thriller of the Supreme Court, The Guns of Ridgewood), Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions, Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment (Otherhood), Jeff Gaspin’s Gaspin Media (LA’s Finest) and Brad Kaplan (The Intruder). Showtime and Lionsgate TV co-produce.
The idea for the series originated with Schulman, who was inspired by a spec script Cooley had written about Lady Bird Johnson. In line with the mission of Schulman’s company Welle Entertainment, which is dedicated to making female facing content, the series will look at American history presidencies through a female lens — the first ladies.
So I get Eleanor Roosevelt and you may not like her politics but Betty Ford makes sense. But, Michelle Obama!? What great accomplishment did she have? For growing a garden at the White House? Or maybe it was the stupid tweet about “bringing back our girls.” I mean she’s a horrible human being but Hillary Clinton would have been a better choice.
However, Showtime at least, for the time being, is snubbing Melania Trump. There is no comparison between the two. Melania Trump is a successful businesswoman and has far more accomplishments than Michelle Obama.