Howard Kurtz, citing a New York Times piece, notes that “Red- and blue-state America now has red and blue movies.” As the Times explains:
“The two most surprising hit movies of 2004 — Michael Moore’s Bush-bashing documentary ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ and Mel Gibson’s religious epic ‘The Passion of the Christ’ — offer an intriguing opportunity to examine the polarities among moviegoing Americans. . . .
“The top theaters for ‘Fahrenheit’ have been in urban, traditionally Democratic strongholds, including Manhattan, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Bay Area, Chicago and Boston. The highest grossing theaters for ‘Passion’ were typically more suburban and far more widely dispersed, from Texas and New Mexico to Ohio, Florida and Orange County, Calif.”
What color state do you belong to if you like neither film?
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