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Bull Dog in the WhiteHouse
Todd Verow
Feature Video 80:00 2006 Chicago Premiere

The horny, plotting and evil Bush Administration stars in a modern adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’s classic story of power and deceit, Dangerous Liaisons, comfortably splitting the difference between political commentary and gay porn. Bulldog in the Whitehouse is faithful to the traditional decadence of 18th century French aristocrats slutting around, but Verow adds insult to injury, deeming that these new players are all gays, and ensnared in incestuous webs of diabolical seductions and random hook-ups. Bulldog is a super-saturated narrative fueled by the fascinating

charm and vulgarity of a community theater troupe on poppers.

Karl Rove is the grand dame Marquise, who puppets a washed up hustler, Bulldog (our transposed Valmont) to obstruct an impending alliance between his ex, the twinky Religious Leader (noted performer Michael Burke),

and the doe-eyed, dopey George W. Bush.

Verow casts himself as the tenacious Bulldog, a seldom-clothed power broker plowing a path of clammy bedsheets en route to acquiring the coveted “hard pass” from a virginal White House Press Secretary. If granted, such clearance would give the Bulldog no holds-barred access to getting in bed with the President. Along his way, machinations of desperate love and false promises bring ruin to all those involved, and we encounter the sole lady of the house: Laura Bush, who plays W’s domineering mommy. She lords over him the control of his midnight rendezvous like Lady Macbeth, but is

devoted to the ideals of Republicanism with the sterling fidelity of a faghag.

One might misunderstand some of Bulldog’s sex couplings that did not occur in the French novel as errors in consistency. No, no; it is only because the characters in the original Dangerous Liaisons were not gay and the Bush Administration that they did not fuck every last person. Here you can expect cocks, spit and ass to be swapped willy-nilly, all to the detriment of democracy and ultimately for the entertainment of a gurgling

Jabba-the-Rove.

“Cheerfully obscene… the semi-coherent narrative tracks as a
burlesque revue of Bush II scandals.” The Village Voice

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