I find it interesting that a movie was just released about the life of our president, George W. Bush. Clearly, he is a polarizing figure. However, I personally think it is disrespectful to release a movie about any President while he/she is in office. This is not a political issue, but rather relates to presidential respect.
On a side note, the reviews of the movie have been mediocre and surprisingly some reviews have suggested that it treats the President reasonably fairly. Regardless, releasing a movie about a sitting president’s life just seems very disrespectful.
All of this said, I am huge proponent of free speech and believe that it would be a mistake to outlaw this type of movie. However, I would hope that directors and/or producers would recognize the inappropriateness of this and would wait to release the movie until after the President’s term is over.
What do you think?