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'My Son Hunter' director Robert Davi on how conservatives need to create new culture

"The Right can frame an argument and get an emotional response from youth, from people, and hit them in the solar plexus," Davi said of the opportunity the Right has when it embraces messaging through culture.

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The new film My Son Hunter premiered this week and director Robert Davi spoke with The Post Millennial about conservatism in Hollywood, the future of politics and entertainment, and why he chose to tell this story right now.

"Here we have a laptop and a story of alleged influence peddling with the Communist Chinese party, with Ukraine, the Russian mafia, with other entities, and there is no reporting on it at all until recently," Davi said.

My Son Hunter focuses on the scandals and controversies that have surrounded Hunter Biden from his substance abuse to family drama, all the while highlighting the corruption of the Biden family, including Joe Biden's profiteering from his son's business ventures in places like Ukraine and China.

"We're dealing with a character, the [then] vice president's son, who has an addiction. You know, and that's a plague in America," the director said of his take on Hunter. "The broken dreams aspect of the psychology behind addiction and understanding, I wasn't going to demonize that aspect," the director said about crafting his portrayal.

"I want to make a film," Davi explained, one where he could dig into the character's motivations and subtexts. Unreported Story Society passed Davi the script by Brian Godawa and it offered exactly the kind of story the director wanted to direct.

The first film released by Breitbart, stars Laurence Fox as Hunter Biden and Gina Carano as a Secret Service agent for the president who offers the audience a ground floor insight into this world of corruption. Davi spoke highly of his crew and of shooting in Serbia, which stood in for many of the foreign locations where the Biden's have had some of their nefarious business dealings.

"I always like to have fun," Davi said of the movie-making process. "The actors are great to work with, you know, I had a great time with them." Davi, who has worked with actors ranging from Brando to Sinatra, spoke of the commonality and bond artists share on a project like My Son Hunter. Actor John James takes on the role of "The Big Guy" Joe Biden in a portrayal Davi described as "understated" and "beautiful." He went on to describe Fox as "a brilliant actor" and Gina Carano as "iconic."

"She's like a modern day Lauren Bacall in certain ways," Davi said of Carano, "there's an iconic aspect to her."

Carano had been unceremoniously canceled by Disney in 2021 only to garner significant roles in the burgeoning Conservative film movement, including My Son Hunter and the Daily Wire's hit film Terror on the Prairie.

Davi has a long and remarkable career in filmmaking for decades. As an actor he had iconic roles in The Goonies, Die Hard, and License to Kill along with TV roles in the "Pretender" and "Stargate: Atlantis." His move to directing came in 2007 with his film The Dukes. After that film's success nothing really got him excited until this project came his way. My Son Hunter appealed to him for its characterization of the titular character and its "politics." The film also sheds light on the elements of "media corruption" that are consistent with both establishment media and Hollywood's deference to the left.

Davi's third film as a director, My Son Hunter exists on the vanguard of a Conservative film movement that doesn't feel beholden to the claustrophobic strictures of Leftist Hollywood.

"The Right can frame an argument and get an emotional response from youth, from people, and hit them in the solar plexus," Davi said of the opportunity the Right has when it embraces messaging through culture. "Politics is downstream of culture," Davi said, quoting Andrew Brietbart, "and culture is provocative."

Davi described the Left's takeover of Hollywood as an "incremental phenomenon" that mirrors their capture of other American institutions, such as academia.

"Marx and Lenin knew that they had to affect culture," Davi explained and then noted how their ideology began infiltrating in the 20s through the 50s, making headway bit by bit. One difference between those eras and today was that in the past galvanizing figures would emerge to combat the encroaching Marxist takeover of the arts.

Davi told of how Ronald Reagan, "a one man wrecking crew of the Communist Party in Hollywood," would go to the communist parties of the 50s and fight and argue on behalf of American values.

Davi then traced the movement through the 60s, 70s, and 80s. He noted how the example of Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground encapsulated the incremental infiltration of Marxism into culture. They "went from bombings" to textbooks, schools, and the liberal arts, and that slow movement bears the fruit of today and has contributed to the fracturing of our country's citizenry.

"They're peeling off," Davi said of the far Left, tearing apart the "E Pluribus Unum" of America and creating "little factions."

"I like to always be optimistic," Davi concluded, hoping Americans "can find a common ground and pull together the country."

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