Julianne Moore has received her share of rightwing criticism for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the HBO movie “Game Change,” which depicts the turmoil inside John McCain’s campaign in 2008, depicts the former vice-presidential candidate as an attention grabbing, but inexperienced, politician.
Palin’s former spokeswoman Meg Stapleton called Moore’s depiction of her character sick and Stapleton says that the movie shows the politician as a weak candidate.
The movie won’t hit HBO until March 12th, but a trailer does show Palin nearing a nervous breakdown. Moore said that she knew the role would be controversial but she doesn’t believe that it’s an unfair portrayal of Sarah Palin.
“We have her displaying moments of sheer brilliance — I mean, she was unbelievably charismatic. Suddenly here was this working class mother who popped out and seemed to be able to command the world, but of course upon further inspection, she was clearly not prepared. She didn’t necessarily have the experience necessary to lead our country, and that’s what we were attempting to characterize,” Moore said.
But Stapleton thinks that Julianne Moore’s performance in “Game Change” mocks the former governor of Alaska.
“They mock Governor Palin… as weak and unable to cope and press forward. And the movie and the trailer… say that. And yet, look with your own eyes at what she and her family have endured and inspired over the last few years. Any lesser man would have hanged himself by now. So who’s weak?,” Stapleton stated.
Since the “Game Change” movie isn’t out yet, it’s difficult to judge Moore’s portrayal or to give any opinion about Palin as a vice presidential candidate.