Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Julia Louis-Dreyfus's role as "Veep" on HBO pokes fun at public speaking

Public speaking's a big part of the job for the Vice President of the United States and so it features a lot in "Veep," a new HBO series debuting in April that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a vice president who is
"simultaneously overlooked and over scrutinized... with hilarious results."  You'll see the public speaking right away in the trailer, below, where her speech gets red-penciled by aides until she can only say "What's left here? I've got "hello," and I've got prepositions."  Looks like a must for speechwriters, speakers and anyone who's still hoping for a woman in one of the two top offices in the U.S. government. What do you think about this new show?



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1 comment:

Kristin Arnold said...

I think Geena Davis in the show "Commander in Chief" did a far better job representing a woman in the White House. A former congresswoman and university President, she was an independent brought in for the soccer mom vote. And then the President unexpectedly dies... and so she spends one season (only one....didn't get renewed) trying to do the right thing.
So...in this new show, we are going to have Julia Louis-Dreyfus be the comedian, a token woman who might be funny but freakin' stupid.
I am depressed that we have sunk to a new low.