Monday, August 22, 2011

Margaret Thatcher Film Bio - Inaccurate, Revolting And Heartless

The new film bio of former British PM Margaret Thatcher has been screened, and friends of Baroness Thatcher are outraged.

Friends of Margaret Thatcher last night expressed their revulsion at a new film that shows her having nightmares about the miners’ strike and the Falklands War, while her late husband Denis appears as a ghost in a pink turban raging at her -‘insufferable’ selfishness.

Viewers invited to an early screening of the film, The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as the former Prime Minister and Jim Broadbent as Sir Denis, were aghast at the way that it mocks her frail condition in recent years.One called it ‘insulting’. Another said: ‘I didn’t come here to see a film about granny going mad.’

Apparently the film shows Baroness Thatcher as a hallucinating, crazed old lady tortured by visions of her supposed 'mistakes' and by her dead husband's cruelty.

As the Mirror points out, in real life,the Thatchers were a devoted and loving couple.

Friends of Lady Thatcher are also furious at the timing of the film, which is due to be released in January. The former Prime Minister has been forced to give up ¬public appearances following a series of strokes and is so poorly she was unable to attend the unveiling of a statue of her political ally Ronald Reagan in London last month.

Conservative MP Conor Burns, one of her closest confidants, said last night: ‘Any portrayal of Margaret Thatcher that does not show her as one of the titans of British politics in the 20th Century will be a travesty.

‘The idea that Denis would ever have been cruel to her is twisted and untrue. They were devoted.’

Not only does the film mischaracterize her personal family life, but it's riddled with historical inaccuracies as well if reports from the screening are accurate. It's one thing to do this to someone when they're dead, but its the height of insensitivity and cruelty to torture someone like this when they're infirm and incapable of fighting back.

They would never have dared to do it back when Baroness Thatcher was in her fighting trim, a warrior queen who scared the pants off of Britain's socialist establishment by pointing out loudly and clearly what they were doing to her country and where it would ultimately lead. She was entirely right about them. They've never forgiven her for that.

As Baroness Thatcher herself once said: "I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left."

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1 comment:

Scott Kirwin said...

We shouldn't be surprised that the wealthy moviemaking elite have taken to trashing Margaret Thatcher in her declining years. After all they were the same lot that railed against her when she was in her ascendancy.

It's really a shame; her story is truly worthy of portrayal on film - but not be leftist sycophants like Streep and Co. Oh well. At least we can take solace in the fact that chances are few will see this movie.