Did you know that Christopher Columbus didn’t set out to find America? He set out to find a new way to get to India! Crazy! If you knew that already, you’re probably a Rhodes Scholar or you’ve passed 7th grade social studies. Either way, congratulations. As a prize, here’s Dinesh D’Souza slowly explaining what you already know in teaser trailer form. (The absolute best part, is when he shows a picture of Indians and says, “These are the real Indians.” It’s in his inflection. You won’t want to miss it.)
D’Souza wrote and directed 2016: Obama’s America, and he’s following up that massive box office success with a new film, simply titled America, that takes a big bold guess as to what life would be like if our fair country had never existed. At this point, it’s unclear whether that means the Chippewa and Pawnee are still running the place or if, as the trailer might suggest, the entire land mass has always been ocean. Either way, it’s probably going to be wildly speculative.
Sounds fun! Here’s that teaser:
Could the narration be any more condescending? Probably. If he’d started with, “This is America. The country. It’s where you live right now. Look down, yes, that’s it. That spot right there is part of America. It’s a place. Anyway, there was this guy Columbus…”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, D’Souza’s aim is to play out the non-existent America hypothetical while also, as the director says, “take Obama’s dreams for America to their logical conclusions.”
So is America in this thing or not? I’m confused already. Who are the Indians again?
America will, shockingly, be available next year just a few months before the midterm elections. No word yet on if Otto from A Fish Called Wanda is co-producing.