‘The Big Lewinsky,’ Rielle Hunter Reality Shows Enrage Democrats
By Douglas Timothy
Sex sells. Just ask Rielle Hunter and Monica Lewinsky, whose reality shows are set to launch in time for the fall election. The CW Television Network now confirms that On the Hunt and The Big Lewinsky will start airing weekly this fall, and will ultimately serve as the lead-ins to Arrow. (Who knew comic book fans could be politicos?)
CW President Mark Pedowitz has taken heat for the timing of the show, particularly since former President Bill Clinton will speak during the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina. He dismisses concerns by the Obama campaign and Democrat activists outright:
“On the Hunt and The Big Lewinsky will not be shows about John Edwards and Bill Clinton,” said Pedowitz. They will be about love in a country that no longer encourages love. Lewinsky gave the president a few different kinds of ‘jobs,’ but Americans increasingly don’t have jobs. If Obama isn’t elected, look to the economy — not Monica’s new hit show.”
The CW admits that On the Hunt will be the wilder one of the two series, since Rielle’s name isn’t tied to the Clintons. Rumors are that the pilot episode features Hunter hitting on former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at a Georgetown bar, attempting to get a job as a documentary filmmaker for the Obama re-election campaign, and sending suggestive photos of herself to disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
If successful, plans are to merge the two shows into one: On the Hunt with the Big Lewinsky, a strategy that was successfully executed by Marvel Studios in the build up to this summer’s blockbuster, The Avengers. Will Hunter and Lewinsky ultimately make it to the big screen? We can only hope.
Editor’s note: John Edwards refused to comment on this story. Bill Clinton said he wanted to weigh in (and we believe him), but we understand why he didn’t.