We’ve been talking about Kevin Smith’s horror project Red State for several years now, and the sad truth is that a lack of funding has been keeping this baby at bay. As a result Smith is looking to another resource to get the film funded … Us.
In a recent interview with CINSSU to promote his new buddy comedy Cop Out, Smith offered this update: “We’re kind of creating this website. We’re seeing if it works to set up and collect donations. It becomes a weird tax nightmare, though … It sounded like such an easy thing online … but now there’s lots of checks and balances to make sure we can do it, but if that’s the case, I would be into it, and I’ll match it. Whatever you raise on line, like fuck it, you put it up, I’ll put it up.”
As for Red State‘s plot crunch, not much new has come to light other than Smith’s comment that “it’s so fucking vicious and nasty and mean and stark, and it’s not funny … It’s this weird fucking dark little Seventies horror movie … that nobody wants to make.”
Red State is said to be inspired by a true case of terrifying extremism taking place in Topeka, Kansas. Specifically the Westboro Baptist Church.
Those who follow the news closely may be aware of the church, which is run by a man named Fred Phelps. He and his followers believe that homosexuality is the root cause of almost every single problem in American history, a belief that is conveyed through websites like GodHatesFags.com and GodHatesAmerica.com. Ironic that it’s really only in America that such a person would be able to freely express his admittedly idiotic and close-minded viewpoint and gain national attention because of it.
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