After producing movies such as Mad Max: Fury Road before going to work for America's real-life Immortan Joe, former treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin hasn't worked much in the film industry lately. But now, his wife, actor Louise Linton -- star of the 2012 Cabin Fever remake (0% on Rotten Tomatoes) -- is getting back into the business in the only way their family knows how: by being total garbage people. Mnuchin launched his producing career as a side-business, partnering with human genital wart Brett Ratner, and now Linton has written and directed her first feature, Me You Madness, in which she also stars.
Judging by the trailer, the plot concerns the exploits of a wealthy sex-addicted hedge fund manager -- in other words, the perfect movie for 2021. It also stars Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick, who was accused of sexual assault but not charged in 2018, and makes the use of neon colors in Batman & Robin seem subtle by comparison.
This isn't Linton's first writing project; her self-published memoirs, In Congo's Shadow: One Girl's Perilous Journey to the Heart of Africa, not surprisingly sparked a backlash for its white savior complex and general geographic fuck-ups. Most famously, Linton drew the country's ire for Instagramming her private plane ride to Fort Knox with Mnuchin. Now, in the midst of a goddamn pandemic, she is releasing a movie about the wacky exploits of a spoiled rich Wall Street ghoul. We'd ask her to read the room, but clearly, she would never step into the same room as us.
It will shock no one to learn that this vanity project was financed by Linton's "friends and family," as she revealed to the New York Times, who published a lengthy profile of her in promotion of this schlock-fest. The movie hits VOD on February 12 -- just in time for couples who hate each other and themselves to check out on Valentine's Day.
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