This Is (Probably) What Happens When Rick Santorum Heads Up a Movie Studio

If you haven’t heard yet, one-time Presidential hopeful and long-time frothy mixture Rick Santorum is now the CEO of EchoLight Studios, “a faith-based film company.”

Fred Clark summarizes what the company is:

Pretty much what you might guess: A low-budget studio producing aggressively “wholesome,” mostly direct-to-DVD films featuring struggling former TV actors who further struggle trying to transcend material that also couldn’t cut it on TV.

Jack Vance has his own ideas, too:

I figured that [Santorum] getting his hands on a film company would result in several classic Hollywood films being remade with terrible production values, awful Christian music (yes, that was redundant), and Chuck Norris cast in the leading role no matter what.

(Though Jack goes on to say that he agrees with Santorum; most Christian movies are pretty damn cheesy.)

Funny or Die has already gotten ahold of the trailer for what I can only assume is an upcoming EchoLight movie:

The movie studio’s name — EchoLight — makes perfect sense, too. So few people will ever watch these films that they won’t ever be talked about. Hence, the echo will be light. Brilliant.

But everyone’s missing the best part of this news: Rick Santorum running a movie studio means no Rick Santorum running for office and no Rick Santorum ever winning another election, even in a conservative stronghold.

If he can convince his fellow conservatives to join him on this new endeavor, he might actually make a positive contribution to our national discourse.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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