The Interview

Synopsis: In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
Genre: Comedy
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

We now turn to the hostile nation

of North Korea.

The rocket they are testing

is big enough... reach the West Coast

of the United States.

Today, an official of the United Nations

tried to tell the world... there will be no mistake...

...that we are living in the midst

of a modern-day Hitler.

A young, untested leader

with nuclear ambition-

- Kim.Jong-un.

- Kim Jong-un.

We are talking about Kim Jong-un.

Good evening. I'm Dave Sky/ark.

Tonight, we are joined

by 13-time Grammy winner...

...Oscar-winning songwrften

Detroit's own:


He W speak with us about his new album

which has been mired in controversy...

Concerning lyrics

that some view as demeaning... the elderly.


...on Skylark Tonight.



"IIZS hell to be Shady

Yesterday I yelled a degrading insult

At an elderly lady

Then I asked her haw it felt to be 80

F- word a senior citizen

Suck a Wiener, sit and spin "

- "Suck a wienen sit and spin"

- it's funny.


d why you drive so slow for?

Don't you wanna get

Where you?e going faster

Since you7/ probably die tomorrow

You old whore?

Die, old b*tch, die

Before I murder you"

What do you mean by this, Em?

Well, irsl of all,

I feel like when I rap, like...

...people twist my words.

Okay. But can you see

how an old person might say:

"l think what this guy is telling me,

this Eminem... that I should go kill myself,

and, you know, I don't like that"?

I mean, I don't necessarily rap about...

...the things that I hate.

It's more about the things that I fear.

I get you.

- If I talk about women or whatever.

- Yes.

A lot of that is more or less me

just dealing with issues with...

...old issues with my mom or whatever.

With your mother?

Yeah, or, you know, when I say things

about gay people...

...or people think

my lyrics are homophobic.

t's because I'm gay.

- When I rap about violence...

- Wait.

..or, you know,

sound like I'm promoting violence...

- ...I think that it's more or less...

- What? What? What?

...because, you know, it's kind of

about me just confronting it.

What did he just say?

He said he was gay.

Dave. Dave, we're pretty sure

we just heard him say he was gay.

Em, let's just back it up a moment.


...just said...

...that you were gay?

And I'm just curious

what you meant by that exactly.

I mean I'm gay.

I'm a little confused here

because "gay" can mean a lot of things.

I am a homosexual.


I like men

What the f*** just happened?

Eminem said he was gay four times.

Thais what me f*** just happened.

- Holy sh*t.

- Holy sh*t.

Eminem's gay on our show

Oh, my God. Camera two.

Gay Twitter's blowing up.

Change the chyron. "Eminem gay?!"

Dave, keep him talking.

Keep him talking.

Push in on gay Eminem.

The greatest moment in gay history!

- are probably shocked

by what you're saying right now.

I'm more shocked

that people haven't figured it out.

t's like I've been playing gay peekaboo.

- Gay peekaboo.

- Yeah.

- But....

- Sh*t. Camera one.

- This interview is over. Shut it off.

- No! Get out of here.

I am Marshall's publicist.

Pull the plug now.

This is gold! This is the best interview

we've ever done!

What happens if I do this?

- Don't touch my buttons!

- Shut it off! Shut it off!

- Get him the f*** out of here!

- I'm gonna murder you!

Thank you. Dave, look, I got the lyrics.

Say what I say.

What did you mean when you rapped:

"I said nice rectum, I had a-"

"- vasectomy Hector

So you can? get pregnant

If / bisexually wreck ya"?

I've pretty much just been leaving

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Dan Sterling

Dan Sterling is an American screenwriter and television producer who has worked on many successful television shows, including King of the Hill, Kitchen Confidential, The Daily Show, South Park, The Sarah Silverman Program and The Office.Sterling's recent work, The Interview, became famous after it was seen as an act of war by the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un. The Guardians of the Peace made terrorist threats of "a 9/11 style attack" against cinemas who planned to screen the film, and also threatened the safety of Sony Pictures employees and their families. As a result of these threats, Sony Pictures initially cancelled the release of The Interview, though it was later given a limited theatrical release, with broad digital release online through a Sony website, Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video, and YouTube Movies. more…

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