Mexican director Guillermo del Toro hopes his new movie The Shape of Water – a love story “between a woman and a sea monster being held captive by the U.S. government” [??] -- will help repair a “broken political system” after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. So broken...it’s like cancer.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto International Film Festival, del Toro complained: “It’s like a cancer. We have a tumor now…That doesn’t mean the cancer started with that tumor. It was gestating for so long....The pendulum swung back 30 years in the last year and a half. It's very, very troublesome that so many horrible things can be manifest.”
The Mexican director said his sea-monster love story aims to save America from Trump: "The idea is to say, that was then, and this now, and I do hope that the world lasts long enough that we can start repairing it again."
Like many on the Left, del Toro can’t stand the “Make America Great Again” nostalgia, seeing in it a dangerous white fantasyland. "If you were white, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant, it's was a great time to be alive. If you were not, if you were anything else, it was not," del Toro said.
He claims that some may have been surprised at the Trump phenomenon, but the Mexicans were not: “I’ve seen, for most people, this thing started two years ago. But if you’re Mexican, and you crossed the border, they [anti-immigration activists] never really went away…they’ve been latent all this time.”
It’s interesting that only now Hollywood sees our political system as broken, when it appeared to be fine both times Obama was elected into office. It appears the only thing broken is that record Hollywood and the Left love to keep overplaying – the same broken record accusing Trump and his supporters of racism, sexism, homophobia, bigotry and divisiveness.