It’s understandable that the leader of North Korea might be angry about The Interview, this strange brand of American buffoonery, until you remember that the leader of North Korea’s favorite American is Dennis Rodman!
Even Rodman believes he’s the inspiration for the flick. Where else do you get the model for an American media personality with direct and up-close access to Kim Jong-un? It’s Rodman. As Rodman told USA Today, by visiting North Korea: “I made history, and that’s why you made a movie about it. You made a comedy out of it.” Rodman has made four trips to North Korea. During the last one he got terribly drunk and did an angry, rambling press conference that embarrassed even the American basketball team he took with him. And still, Kim Jong-un likes Rodman. You’d think, based on that alone, that Jong-un had a sense of humor. It’s not clear Jong-un should have a sense of humor about a movie that considers his assassination–Barack Obama’s mad that someone asked him for coffee. But his Dennis Rodman love would make you think Jong-un is capable of anything.