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Is Tina Fey Making an All-female Hitler Biopic?

No, but she recently joked that Breitbart News would be mad if she were

by
Jonathan Zalman
December 08, 2016
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter
Honoree Tina Fey speaks onstage during The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Hollywood, California, December 7, 2016. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter
Honoree Tina Fey speaks onstage during The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Hollywood, California, December 7, 2016. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter

Former SNL-er Tina Fey spoke at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment event Wednesday morning in Los Angeles where she—what else?—made a few jokes. And she pointed them toward President-Elect Trump and the people around him.

She pondered her future roles in Hollywood, wondering, “What is my role in this business going to be once nobody wants to grab me by the pussy anymore?’”

And she told the room that she promised herself she wouldn’t talk about the election. “Because when I get written up in Breitbart, I want it to be because they’re mad that I’m making an all-female Hitler biopic.”

Nice plug for @GallowayOnFilm new Sherry Lansing book here, but also Tina Fey’s thoughts on why Hillary Clinton lost #THRWomen pic.twitter.com/FdP6g6g2Mb



— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) December 7, 2016

Then, she got a bit serious (although those two previous jokes were, I’m assuming, serious ones). “In a world where the president makes fun of handicapped people and fat people, how do we proceed with dignity?” she asked. “I want to tell people, ‘If you do two things this year, watch Idiocracy by Mike Judge and read Leni Riefenstahl’s 800-page autobiography and then call it a year.’”

Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.

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