Have you ever watched a movie and thought, ‘this is nothing like the trailer promised!’? Then did you quickly get over it and carry on living your life? Not Michigan woman Sarah Deming!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Deming has filed a lawsuit against distributor Film District over their “misleading” trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (which stars Ryan Gosling as a stunt-man/getaway driver). She is also suing her local cinema for screening it.
Deming felt the trailers promoted Drive as “similar” to the Fast and Furious series of films, because, apparently, all movies with cars should be like the Fast and Furious films.
Her complaints quickly move from the trailer being misleading to the picture’s supposed anti-Semitic undertones (which, as far as we can tell, are merely due to the fact that one of the characters in the flick is Jewish):
“”Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture … Drive was a motion picture that substantially contained extreme gratuitous defamatory dehumanizing racism directed against members of the Jewish faith, and thereby promoted criminal violence against members of the Jewish faith.”
The greatest irony of all: it’s hard to imagine a bigger treat than thinking you were about to watch Fast and Furious 6000 and instead getting to experience Refn’s ultra-cool, existential (yet undeniably) thrilling neon-noir (neon-noir is not actually a proper term, but it feels apt when describing Drive).