I’ve been saying repeatedly how excited I am for Political Animals, the USA Network’s six-hour show this summer about a First Lady turned divorced Secretary of State, and the trend of women politicians on screen in general. And now, we’ve learned that Sigourney Weaver is going to be playing the main character in that show, who is clearly based on Hillary Clinton. Given that she’s one of the most commanding women on any screen, large or small, I think Weaver will play the hell out of this part—she can credibly, and interestingly, give hell to just about anyone, be they head of a paramilitary strip-mining operation, insect-like alien, or recalcitrant foreign leader.
The most interesting parts of Game Change for me were the parts that echoed Primary Colors, discussing the tensions and devotions of the Clinton marriage and family. The Clintons are an American family that we would have had to make up if they didn't really exist, and it turns out, we'll keep making them up even though they do.