WHERE'S MY ROY COHN?
Roy M. Cohn would have been but a bold footnote to American history, most
his role in the Rosenberg spy case, his conspiratorial whispering in the ear of
McCarthy during his 1950s witch-hunts, and the monumental hypocrisy of his own
life as a
closeted gay man who helped McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover's FBI destroy the lives
Now, with the election of Cohn's protege, Donald J. Trump, Roy Cohn takes his
place in history
as our modern Machiavelli. George Santayana's aphorism, "Those who cannot
past are condemned to repeat it," is more haunting than ever.
Memorably, painfully, during the 1950s Red Scare, McCarthy and his Svengali,
in the age of the paranoid style of American politics. Now, much of what was set
in motion in
the 1950s resurfaces today in shocking and unexpected ways-scare tactics,
and aggressions against vulnerable minority communities are nothing new in the
In the modern era of corrupt politics, Roy Cohn connects the dots. His brand of
amoral personal codes of conduct are what WHERE'S MY ROY COHN? is all about. My
is to help light the fires of cultural recognition; the film is intended to
elucidate and motivate
people to act now and to reject the darkest impulses and currents of the
American psyche before
they overwhelm us.
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