Some of President Joe Biden’s biggest gaffes, including his infamous story about a guy named “Corn Pop,” will be reenacted in the upcoming movie My Son Hunter.
A scene sourced exclusively from DailyMail.com shows Biden’s catchphrases, like his frequent use of “come on man,” as well as some of his erroneous statements, like confusing words for one another.
“I have drawn dialogue from actual incidents or documents, transcripts or emails that have been reported in the media as the source language of Hunter and Joe’s characters, many of which are actually quoted lines,” said My Son Hunter screenwriter Brian Godawa. to DailyMail.com.
He added, “And a lot of them were taken from Hunter’s actual emails from his laptop.”
The scene, obtained by DailyMail.com, shows Hunter and his father having an affectionate moment in the car, discussing failure and struggle, before the President derails into an off-topic story about someone he calls “corn pop.” called.
“Bidens don’t wallow in self-pity,” said the president, portrayed by Dynasty actor John James.
“Look, I’ve suffered a heck of a lot more than you’ll ever suffer — I marched in the civil rights movement, I went to a black college, I got arrested with Nelson Mandela,” he added before a blank stare.
“I’ll never forget corn pop,” says the Biden character. “He was a bad guy – no joke. I wouldn’t wear a swim cap in the pool, so I confronted him with a six-foot chain.
“Dad,” interrupts Hunter, played by British actor Laurence Fox. “We talked about suffering,” he reminded his father.
‘Yes. Look, here’s the deal – see me feeling sorry for myself? Crying because of spilled butter?’ he asks. “Okay, come on now. you gotta hold it together At least until I’m elected.’
Film My Son Hunter includes a scene where President Biden’s character comforts his son before he goes off track and tells a series of stories reminiscent of the real President’s gaffes
The scene featured Biden, played by John James, telling his infamous “Corn Pop” story. At a private screening attended by DailyMail.com, filmmakers gave out bags of popcorn with a sticker reading ‘Corn Pop’, which was a hit with conservative attendees
In a 2017 speech that resurfaced in the 2020 presidential election, Biden talks about a “bad guy” named “Corn Pop” whom he had to impose strict rules on while he was a lifeguard in a pool
The film is available for pre-order and will premiere direct-to-consumer on Wednesday, September 7, but last week a roomful of donors, conservative influencers and right-wing Hollywood figures gathered at a Los Angeles screening room for the first official screening of My Son Hunter.
The private screening, which DailyMail.com had access to, showed a series of scenes, each one being more shocking than the last.
In a foreshadowing of the film’s comedic elements, which centered on Biden’s gaffes and wild storytelling, the filmmakers distributed bags of popcorn to viewers with a sticker on the bag that read “Corn Pop.”
During the 2020 presidential campaign, statements circulated in June 2017 that Republicans had earlier proved that Biden was mentally unfit to be president.
The screenwriter told DailyMail.com: “A lot of the mistakes or weird elements in Joe’s speech come from really weird statements or typographical errors, like the Corn Pop story, his claims of being arrested with Mandela, and others.”
A scene in which Hunter and Joe talk in a car includes a series of infamous presidential gaffes that have drawn criticism from Republicans who have claimed he is unfit to serve
In remarks from a water sports center where the president worked as a young man, he reflected on his life as a lifeguard by telling the story of having to reprimand a guy named “Corn Pop.”
“I was one of the guards and there was a board three meters long. If you fell sideways, you ended up in the damn cement over there. And Corn Pop was a bad guy — and he ran a bunch of bad guys.”
He said Corn Pop threatened him with a razor.
In a speech from Las Vegas on February 16, 2020, nine months before the presidential election, Biden said that when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, he thanked him for being arrested for him.
However, questions have arisen about this story.
Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young speculated that Biden confused stories about a congressional delegation going to Lesotho, a country entirely within South Africa.
Young said there was one trip where “we weren’t detained but were held back by South African police”.
Despite the conservative film’s unusually racy nature, it was warmly received by the crowd, and one viewer was heard describing it as “Not your mother’s conservative film.”
Hunter’s laptop, which was given to the media and the Trump team after it was left at a Delaware computer repair shop, contained a slew of compromising and adult content — including nude, pornographic and drug-related images and videos of the president’s adult son
A photo from Hunter’s laptop shows him with a crack pipe in his mouth while he sleeps. The film features a series of party scenes in which Hunter takes drugs
“It felt like something that would be on an HBO Max show,” said a viewer who attended the screening during a Q&A with director Robert Davi.
“It’s clearly not about the family movie,” she added.
“Well, it’s a family focus,” said Davi, best known for his roles in The Goonies and License to Kill, with a laugh.
The film begins with the line: “This is not a true story, apart from all the facts.”
The filmmakers say that while the film is rooted in actual events, it is portrayed through a fictional story.
The producers, Irish filmmakers and husband and wife team Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, have described the film as a “biopic”, a type of film dramatizing the life of a public figure or historical figure.
“A lot of the mistakes or weird elements in Joe’s speech come from really weird statements or misprints, like the Corn Pop story, his claims of being arrested with Mandela, and others,” Godawa told DailyMail.com. “They were said by him in different contexts, but I used creative license to combine them to express his true character through his true sayings in a new fictional context.”
“The entire creative technique is called telescoping, where a lot of things that really happened over a long period of time are put together in a short period of time for the sake of the film’s brevity.”