VIDEO: Funny or Die Releases Donald Trump Mockumentary Starring Johnny Depp
The comedy website Funny or Die greeted the GOP front-runner’s victory in the New Hampshire primary with the surprise release of “The Art of the Deal,” a 50-minute streaming film starring Johnny Depp as a very convincing Donald Trump.
Opening with commentary from director Ron Howard playing himself, it purports to be a made-for-TV movie that was made by Trump himself but that never aired (as intended in 1988) and was recently rediscovered at a garage sale in Arizona.
That means we aren’t just treated to Depp as Donald Trump circa 1988, but the graphics and picture quality also feel like they’ve stepped out of a time machine, down to a theme song written by Kenny Loggins—though, as the fake documentary’s credits note, “Donald J. Trump would have performed it better.”
The Art of the Deal is streaming on Funny or Die’s website. It’s the strongest—nay, yuuugest—proof yet the 2016 campaign so far has been a gift to political comedy.
—Posted by Roisin Davis