Apparently, this ‘Brexit’ movie is full of lies, bulls–t and Steve Bannon shenanigans

Benedict Cumberbatch filsm Channel 4 Brexit drama

Benedict Cumberbatch killed a lot of Cumbercrushes when he decided to shave back his already receding hairline to play Dominic Cummings in a TV movie called Brexit. Brexit is about, you guessed it, the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that lead to the successful “Leave” vote. I’m already out of my wheelhouse, and I consider myself to be someone who keeps up with the news. I followed the Brexit stuff at the time, but I truly have no idea who most of the real people are beyond David Cameron, Nigel Farage and Steve Bannon. I suspect that British people will know this motley gang of politicians and political operatives, which is why it’s a British TV movie.

So with that in mind and armed with the admission that I have no idea what I’m talking about here, let me direct you to this Daily Beast story. The DB got their hands on one version of the Brexit script, and apparently it’s absolute garbage. It’s full of factual inaccuracies, meetings which never took place, real-life recluses who mysteriously come out of hiding just for Brexit and… Steve Bannon. Bannon is one of the people who got to see the script and he even he calls it utter bullsh-t, and his whole life is bullsh-t. The only response the DB got from the production was that the script has been rewritten a few times since the version the DB got their hands on, which… sure. But it doesn’t bode well, does it? It begs the question: WHY? Why did Benedict Cumberbatch – arguably one of the best British actors out there today – agree to a messy script? Why did they even need to make this movie?

Benedict Cumberbatch filsm Channel 4 Brexit drama

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14 Responses to “Apparently, this ‘Brexit’ movie is full of lies, bulls–t and Steve Bannon shenanigans”

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  1. tealily says:

    The last thing we need right now is fictionalized political movies (see also: the Roe v. Wade fiasco).

  2. Nicole says:

    Is he really one of the “best British Actors”? I watched all the seasons of Sherlock, and while the tales were engrossing, I found his portrayal of a drug addled detective to be lacking. Maybe its because I am familiar with addicts, butI found him/it to be the weakest part of the show. That said, his chemistry with Martin Freeman to be really good.

    As for Brexit, it was just another test bed to use a country’s racism and ignorance to vote against it’s own economic interest. Until that can be resolved, it will always remain a national security risk for western nations.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I wouldn’t say he was one of the best British actors, talented and successful yes but not one of the greats.

  3. Kealeen says:

    I think Bendy has a bad picker for modern day “biopics.” He also did that bullsh*t Julian Assange movie.

    • Pinky says:

      You are so right, Kealeen. He picks all these real life people who were more than a bit odd. Branch out, Ben, do some comedy.

    • j says:

      yep! him and joseph gordon levitt doing his SNL snowden impression for two hours and calling it “acting” are officially tied for worst male leads in biopics ever.

  4. InquisitiveNewt says:

    That’s right, @Nicole. Dismiss the motivations of 17.4 million people, consign them to the abyss and, in so doing, Other them so that you may feel replete with moral rectitude. That will certainly enable those you have arbitrarily condemned to change their point of view. And the kneejerk cries of “racism”: even better. It is as if none of them were able to analyse the performance of the EU from 1993 to the present and make a pragmatic judgment. Right?
    Still. Go remain. Etc etc.

  5. Meggles says:

    The Daily Beast article published a first draft which was stolen, and the reporter has a history of being a homophobic troll (created a fake Grindr account to out gay athletes during the London Olympics).

    The first draft bears zero resemblance to the actual shooting script.

    This article is part of homophobic and anti-Remainer propaganda campaign against the drama.

    • North of Boston says:


    • greta says:

      Considering we are still very much in the midst of the Brexit turmoil and that much damage can still be done by a partisan representation of the facts, this project seems a very unwise idea.