Sean Penn’s Debut Satirical Novel Questions the #MeToo Movement: ‘Is This a Toddler’s Crusade?’

IndieWire | 3/20/2018 | Staff
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Sean Penn’s debut novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” doesn’t hit bookshelves until the end of the month, but excerpts from the satirical book have been released by numerous media outlets, including Deadline. The novel reportedly includes commentary on current events such as Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement, plus a section that blatantly references Penn’s involvement with notorious drug lord El Chapo.

The novel is inspired by the gonzo storytelling of Hunter S. Thompson. The plot concerns the titular Bob Honey, a “modern American man, entrepreneur and contract killer who sells septic tanks to Jehovah’s Witnesses and arranges pyrotechnic displays for foreign dictators.” Honey decides its time to retaliate against the intelligence service employing him as an assassin.

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Through the character, Penn is able to cover a wide range of talking points. During one part of the book, Honey writes a letter to U.S. President Mr. Landlord, who was elected by “many wonderful American people” and “Russians, too.”

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