Let’s go through what a ‘biopic’ is supposed to be, why this is not censorship, and what they hysterics are saying.
Part One: The BioPic Itself
According to the Internet Movie Database, a biopic (a Biographic picture) is defined as “A filmed story of a person’s life story.” So we don’t get lost in the words, a biography is generally regarded (at least according to dictionary.com) as “An account of a person’s life written, composed, or produced by another.” Thus, we would assume that a biopic, or at least the final product, would have some semblance of reality, and would be a semi-accurate portrayal of an individual’s life story. Did the “Reagans” pass this smell test? Not according to some informed sources.
According to Michael Reagan, someone we would presume to have a little bit of knowledge on the topic, the picture was a smear job and had no basis in reality:
“I’ve seen eight minutes of the broadcast myself, and I do not recognize the two people who play Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan in this TV miniseries as anybody I’ve ever come in contact with,” Michael Reagan said in the Fox News interview.
Reagan added that California liberals “have always seen my father as a buffoon,” and he said their outrage only grew as Ronald Reagan became governor and later, president.
Michael Reagan said he was particularly upset about CBS putting words in his father’s mouth – including profanity – and making him look like he’s not compassionate. “That’s not the Ronald Reagan I know,” Michael Reagan said.
Another individual we would assume knows something about the personal lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan also stated the portrayal of her parents did not even resemble the people she knew:
Reading the script actually made me feel better in some ways. It is, quite simply, idiotic. Everyone is a caricature, manufactured and inauthentic. My father is depicted as some demented evangelist, going on about Armageddon every chance he gets. My mother is cast as a female Attila the Hun, and I and my siblings are unrecognizable to me. There are absurdities, like depictions of Mike Deaver and political aides camping out at our house during my father