Friday, February 08, 2008

Obama, The Musical

You knew it would come to this.

The title of this MTV article? 'Barackula': Young Obama Battles Vampires In (Fictional) Forthcoming Online Musical"

Battling Vampires is fictional??? No!

...the political horror film by first-time director Mike Lawson (Bootleg Bandy from "American Pie Presents Band Camp," among other credits) uses Obama's own inspiring words as its source material.

Oh, Obama is a political horror film alright. But let's get back to the musical.

Only "Barackula — The Musical" uses them to tell the fictional story of a young Barack Obama fighting off vampires at his alma mater, Harvard Law School. Currently in post-production and slated to debut online within the next few weeks

Is it just me, or is this kind of insulting? I mean they were called blaxploitation horror films for a reason, right? Let's look at the original classic (1972)"Blacular."

Prince Mamuwalde (Blacular), the ruler of an African nation, seeks the help of Count Dracula in suppressing the slave trade back in the 1700's. It turns out that Dracula was a racist and imprisions Blacular in a sealed coffin. A few centuries go by and in 1972, the coffin is found as a part of an estate by two gay interior decorators, one black and one white. (I KID YOU NOT). They open the coffin and become Blacular's first victims. Blacular starts biting and killing everyone he can, but soon discovers a beautiful girl who looks to be the reincarnation of his deceased wife from a few centuries before. She happens to be one of the gay's sisters too. In the end she is killed and rather than face an eternity without her, Blacular kills himself by walking into the sun.

The metaphors of Blacular and Obama's political life is just stunning, don't you think? I mean, he comes alive after being in a political coffin forever. The coffin is opened by 2 liberals who are immediately the victims of his policies. He then roams the earth creating more victims of the welfare state. In the end, he is not asked by Hillary to be the VP, so he kills himself politically by becoming Republican.

Ok, well, maybe not. Maybe the plot of "Lust of Blackula," the porn version, might be more appropriate. Except it would be a metaphor of Obama and the media.

I'm done now. Heh.

via HotAir

Update: In related news, Barackluamainia just makes one swoon! Toss me a water bottle please!