What if you turned scripted politicians' performance against them, and used a fake voter to force Republican presidential candidates to respond? This is the story of 'Janeane from Des Moines."
January 22, 2014

Today we welcome director Grace Lee and actor Jane Edith Wilson to Crooks and Liars to talk about their intriquing quasi-documentary, "Janeane From Des Moines." It's a fascinating film that focuses on the central character, whose life is falling apart, seeks answers from the Republican presidential candidates as they seek support in the Iowa caucuses:

Jane Edith Wilson:

Director Grace Lee and I are very excited to have more audiences see our film "Janeane From Des Moines," the film we made in 2012 to start a conversation… a conversation that desperately needs to continue if we wish to see true change happen in this country.

Janeane is a conservative Christian, Tea Party patriot who has everything she believes in drawn into question as she starts to lose everything in her life that she holds dear- her marriage, her health, her job, her home and (to a certain degree) her sanity. As her life spirals out of control she encounters all the GOP candidates in the run-up to the 2012 Iowa Caucuses: Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and, of course, Mitt Romney.

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Janeane meets Michele Bachmann.

All Janeane wants is to hear some concrete answers to her very serious problems, the same problems millions of Americans are facing on a day-to-day basis.

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