A campaign season without Vermin Supreme? Hardly.
Does a campaign season feel incomplete without the dulcet tones of a man yelling “Brush your teeth” through a megaphone?
Then you’re in luck. It might take some work to track down a copy, but a new documentary about perennial presidential candidate Vermin Supreme is complete.
Supreme is the self-described “friendly fascist” from Gloucester, Mass., whose platform dictates mandatory oral hygiene and promises a pony to every American. He can be spotted outside events by more mainstream candidates, identifiable by his bullhorn and long gray beard and the black rubber boot on his head.
His 2012 “campaign” has gotten the documentary treatment by Minneapolis-based filmmaker Stephen Onderick, funded with $10,000 from an online Kickstarter campaign.
Supreme, who received 837 votes in the 2012 Democratic presidential primary, provided hours of archival footage for the project.
It premiered at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival this spring, but there’s no word on the film’s website about future screenings.
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