What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is all about satirizing and subverting the American political process, a complicated topic that most kids probably won't get. Also, Jay and Constance Bulworth are in a loveless marriage. Constance is having an affair that's made explicit by the fact that she's shown lying in bed naked (nothing provocative is shown) with her lover. Jay flirts with Nina and tells the audience that he can get lots of p---y because of his powerful role in the Senate. Jay swears a lot, talks about being suicidal, drinks, smokes pot, and plans to have himself killed. His staffers snort cocaine. Children are shown with guns and as drug dealers.
- Families can talk about whether they agree with Bulworth's statements and whether they think the film is effective. What do you think of the film as a political satire? Did you learn anything new from watching it, or does it reaffirm what you already believe? What do you think would happen in real life if a politican behaved the way Jay Bulworth does?