July 13, 2007, - 4:25 pm

OY: Bill Maher Vies to Become New Michael Moore, Makes Anti-Religion “Documentary”

By Debbie Schlussel
Uggh! One Michael Moore is Moore than enough. Now we have two.
Atheist Bill Maher is set to release a “documentary” he made about–actually, making fun of–religion. And the studio distributing it next year is comparing Maher and the movie to Moore and his “work.” Worse, it’s being made by the makers of “Borat.”
Lionsgate studio just sent me this press release:

LIONSGATE SEES THE LIGHT ON LARRY CHARLES/BILL MAHER DOCUMENTARY ABOUT WORLD RELIGION

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Mind over Maher: The New Michael Moore Attacks Religion

Spring 2008 Release Planned
SANTA MONICA, CA (July 13, 2007) – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, announced today that it has acquired distribution rights to an untitled documentary about world religion, directed by Larry Charles (BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and starring political humorist and author Bill Maher (“Real Time With Bill Maher,” “Politically Incorrect”). . . .
The documentary follows Maher as he travels around the globe interviewing people about God and religion. Known for his astute analytical skills, irreverent wit and commitment to never pulling a punch, Maher brings his characteristic honesty to an unusual spiritual journey. [DS: Yeah, right.] The film will mark Charles’ first feature project since the critically acclaimed, wildly successful BORAT.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be working with Larry Charles and Bill Maher, two of the sharpest, funniest minds in show business,” said [Lionsgate President of Theatrical Films, Tom] Ortenberg. “I can’t imagine a better team to tackle the subject of religion in a smart, inventive and unpretentious way. We feel this film can play as broadly as a Michael Moore film, and it’s sure to be as provocative, informative and entertaining as any documentary in recent memory. Certainly, the promo reel that the sales team screened at Cannes generated enormous enthusiasm among acquisition executives across the board. Of course, a movie that deals topically with religion is bound to generate controversy, and that makes it a risky proposition.” . . .
Said Maher, “Comedically, the topic of religion is hitting the side of a barn – it’s literally hard to miss. This movie will make you laugh so hard you’ll pray for it to stop.”

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12 Responses

Bill Maher makes me puke so hard that I pray for the dry heaves to stop.

Adam_Schwartz on July 13, 2007 at 5:44 pm

Boy, does he look like a queer.

joesixpack31 on July 13, 2007 at 6:18 pm

who cares, bill show have a show on how a troll can bang all those playmate at the mansion, and yeah why does he keep getting invited back.

PNAMARBLE on July 13, 2007 at 6:55 pm

The propaganda campaign continues with a guy that cannot ratings yet he is allowed to spew his anti American values and anti religious views financed by Time Warner.Inc
Ever wonder if there is a concerted plan to destroy America from within? Read the following and tell me where who wrote this crap;
Known for his astute analytical skills, irreverent wit and commitment to never pulling a punch, Maher brings his characteristic honesty to an unusual spiritual journey…
The only thing Maher is know for is being a Fxxxxng Moron.

ScottyDog on July 13, 2007 at 7:55 pm

Maher is impossible – how ever did he get that way?
Dropped on his head when little?
The man has only one good point in his favor and I
must share – he is an animal lover and devotes time
and money to a rescue group “Friends” something in
Utah. Give the devil his due!

Marge747 on July 13, 2007 at 9:44 pm

10 bucks says he won’t mention Islam at all.

CaptShady on July 14, 2007 at 12:29 am

Nah, Maher will mention Islam, but quickly follow it up with how Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism are just as bad. He’s the sort of guy who thinks he sounds more fair if he says stupid things about everyone.

LibertarianBulbasaur on July 14, 2007 at 12:32 am

I don’t know who follows this guy. He reminds me of a class clown that is past his time and people ignore him.

Highrise on July 14, 2007 at 7:09 am

Bill Maher is an ignorant, no-talent, America-hating LIBERAL dwarf who has a weird-looking mug.
This dwarf, like Rosie and the other America-hating, brainless twits, got his big break doing stand-up comedy (and who knows what else he had to “swallow”). If it weren’t for that, these assholes would be taking orders at the McDonald’s drive-thru.

Thee_Bruno on July 14, 2007 at 8:45 am

Been there, done that. Borat, the HBO “documentary” by Pelosi’s daughter, the extremely harsh and unfair movie about kids at bible camp. Guess what: Maher’s movie will fail. People are tired of the relentless attacks on Christianity. I think he’s doing a disservice to Dems, who are currently trying to appeal to Christian voters. Don’t be surprised if this film is delayed until after the eleciton.
BTW: the chance that Maher would mock Islam, its leaders or its faithful: ZERO.

sonomaca on July 14, 2007 at 2:04 pm

I want to know if he has the cojones to mock all religions – including Islam – or whether he will just go after Judaism and Christianity.
chsw

chsw on July 15, 2007 at 5:28 pm

Of course he’ll mention Islam, and it will go something like this, “Unlike Islam, which is a religion of peace, the barbarity of Christianity is demonstrable by countless examples”.

stevecanuck on July 16, 2007 at 11:15 am

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