Robert Rodriguez’s new Mexploitation film Machete is apparently causing a whole lotta butthurt among White supremacists in the U$A. In response to its release, one group, known as BANANAs, declared its intention to protest the film’s opening, armed with flyers… and machetes.
The prospect of a Hollywood-inspired, White civil uprising was dampened somewhat when just five BANANAs, led by some guy called
Andrew Steve Yeoman, managed to drag their aching bottoms along to a sinema in Livermore (Livermore protesters target ‘Machete’ film as ‘anti-white’, Janis Mara, Contra Costa Times, September 4, 2010). The fascist kook who led the quarrelsome quintet “said he has not seen the movie, but based on the trailers he has seen, he feels the film should not be shown in theaters”.
The film *s Danny Trejo as Machete, “a legendary ex-Federale with a deadly attitude and the skills to match”; Michelle Rodriguez as Luz aka Shé, “a taco-truck lady with a rebellious spirit and revolutionary heart”; Jessica Alba as Sartana, “a beautiful Immigrations Officer torn between enforcing the law and doing what is right”; and Lindsay Lohan as April Booth aka The Sister, “a socialite with a penchant for guns” and “a nun with a gun”.
What’s not to like?
Well, on May 8, 2010, crazy person Alex Jones predicted that the release of the schlock horror film would trigger race riots, and was part of an elaborate conspiracy to blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Machete hasn’t triggered any race riots, but the attention whores who assembled in Livermore should nevertheless be given props for bringing the lulz. (The BANANAs’ last attempt to capitalise upon anti-immigrant feeling in May ended in tears when Yeoman and a sidekick got broke.) Fingers xed, screenings of the film in Melbourne will entice former gnat Reverend Scott Harrison and his legion of followers to engage in similar Machete-inspired shenanigans.