For weeks now, I've been hearing from people still trying to re-hinge their jaws after watching the trailer for C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
. As you may have heard, this is the comic mock-doc presented as a public-television overview of American history—in the years after the South won the War of Nawthun Aggression. Abe Lincoln flees for Canada, New York burns instead of Atlanta, the North finds slavery a lot more palatable when it's combined with a tax break. And it's all "documented"—with fake archival photos, bogus talking heads, and trumped-up film clips. Think Chappelle's Show
as directed by Ken Burns.
It opens Friday at the Belcourt—the Scene
review is here
, and I direct you also to Noel Murray's first-rate write-up
in The Onion
AV Club—and frankly, I have no idea how Nashville is going to react to it. Hilarity? Outrage? Indifference? If any of y'all see this over the weekend, check in and report.
But don't you want to see the trailer
? I'm just going to light the fuse on this puppy and run.