EntertainmentShut It Down, This Is the Only Election PSA We Need This Year
The director of both Avengers movies rounds up an army of celebrities to make the funniest voting ad we've seen in a while.
You don't really expect most voting public service announcements to bring up Mark Ruffalo's dick. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and the 2016 election is an event so unprecedented that just about everything surrounding it has to step up its game in response. Even, it seems, when it comes to celebrity PSAs. A new video went live on YouTube Wednesday that features a murderer's row of blockbuster movie stars, from Robert Downey, Jr. to Scarlett Johansson to Don Cheadle, earnestly explaining to viewers why voting matters, and making promises about Mark Ruffalo's dick.
The video—which appears to be the opening salvo for a campaign called Save the Day—is both sincere and very funny, an engaging three-minute call to action that isn't paid for or endorsed by either campaign but doesn't really need to be, as its political leanings are very clear—"We cannot pretend both sides are equally unfavorable," Martin Sheen says at one point in the video, with appropriate Martin Sheen-esque gravitas.
Also of note: The Save the Day video also the first new project that Avengers director Joss Whedon has released since the insane stress of making two Avengers movies made the guy want to lie low in the first place. (He even returned to Twitter to promote it after famously leaving last summer.) This probably explains the large number of Avengers actors present, as well as all the jokes.
It does not explain James Franco's mustache. That's for his upcoming (HBO show about) porno.