Drive, you guys. So good! OR WAS IT?! No, it was. But a woman in Michigan (the Florida of the North) is suing the film’s marketing company for false advertising. Sounds pretty airtight, your honor. From the HollywoodReporter:
Sarah Deming has filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict claiming that the distributors, “promoted the film Drive as very similar to the Fast and Furious, or similar, series of movies.”
“Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture,” the suit continues. “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.”
Deming is seeking a refund for her movie ticket, in addition to halting the production of “misleading movie trailers” in the future. The plaintiff intends to turn her individual case into a class action lawsuit, thereby allowing fellow movie-goers an opportunity to share in the settlement, reports Detroit’s WDIV-TV.
Wait a second, your honor. For one thing, this lawsuit doesn’t make any sense, because the Drive trailer was not at all like the Fast and Furious trailers. It was moody and artful and didn’t have a single g-string poking up over anyone’s low-rise jeans. I also love the weird detour the suit takes into the film’s possible anti-Semitism, even though that’s clearly not what the lawsuit is about and you couldn’t sue for that anyway but also she doesn’t actually seem to care at all about that and just wants the cost of her ticket back because something something Paul Walker?! Good lawsuit. Very justice. It’s weird that she didn’t demand that everyone in the class action (which probably includes MOST AMERICANS at this point) be awarded a satin jacket. You know, for HUMAN RIGHTS.