The Butler Is Going To Hollywood

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11/20/2008 4:30 PM |

Remember the front-page Washington Post story about Eugene Allen, an African-American White House butler who started working in the White House when segregation was still in effect and whose wife passed away on November 4? It probably made you weep a little weep a few days after the election — when, let’s face it, the whole country was fawning, crying, and politically PMS-ing over something or other? Well, the article is now being made into a feature film by Sony.

On the one hand, it’s nice that a human-interest tale of this nature is being produced, instead of, like, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. On the other hand, gross. Why can’t good things just exist in and of themselves anymore?