I purposely tend to avoid posting about non film-related news on Meryl. But when there's this much coverage on a specific topic or event, I feel compelled to add my two cents. Last night Meryl gave a brief speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. If you haven't already seen it, please watch below.
She's getting a lot of comments on her American flag frock. Leave it to Meryl to go against convention and don something patriotic instead of Prada. Her jubilant scream at the speech's onset was a nice touch as well, beginnin what was to be a fiery endorsement of her pal Hillary Clinton.
With all the examples Meryl gave of remarkable women in U.S. history, doesn't it just beg for someone to produce a film on the history of women's suffrage in America? I'm talking about Meryl teaming with Kathy Bates and starring as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in a feature film, just like Meryl suggested back in 2012. If Hillary pulls off the win in November, maybe it'll spark the production of the project.
Speaking of buddy projects, I've discussed in the past how great I think it would be if Ryan Murphy ended up making Best Actress. We know that the project got picked up for TV by FX and is currently filming as an eight part series entitled Feud, with Susan Sarandon (Bette Davis) and Jessica Lange (Joan Crawford) starring. Had Meryl been cast as Crawford, we could've seen a fervent Bernie Sanders supporter (Sarandon) working alongside a fervent Clinton supporter (Streep). Considering the vitriol Davis and Crawford had for each other, could there be a more perfect backdrop for this production? Picture two actresses whose preferred candidates have been broiled in an impassioned campaign, culminating in Clinton's official nomination this week while bawling Sanders supporters struggle to surrender their allegiance (as a Bernie supporter I don't mind saying this). It would allow for a fantastic backstory to production.
Alas, still nothing in the hopper for Meryl.