Politics, in general, is a deeply unsexy business. Yet it seems our appetite for porn parodies is so great that people are even willing to script, shoot and sell political filth of all stripes. With the presidential primaries now in full thrust, who’s pulling ahead in the smut stakes?
A new tell-all book about the crack-smoking ex-mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has just been released. Written by his old chief of staff, it makes for very revealing reading – but most interesting of all is what it can teach us about the surprising rise of Donald Trump.
It’s hard enough to make sense of the modern world at the best of times, but now it seems like every second person is trying their hand at some sort of media hoax. This last fortnight alone has seen a half dozen high-profile examples. So how the hell did we lose our handle on this? And how deep does it go?