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“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” and the stuff is strange

Sean Penn has always had outspoken political views, but when he sat down with Vogue Magazine, and Trevor Noah, to discuss his new book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, it is clear he has gone further. Penn told Vogue Magazine that he has no intention to work in the film industry, as he is now focusing on his new book, which is on a parallel plane to ideas such as the #METOO movement. In the interview with Noah, Penn explains that this book is meant to talk about “the dark nature of humans” and how quickly democracy can lead to fascist tendencies. He seems to be worries this is happening in the United States. He explains that his new book tells the story of Bob Honey, an angry American who goes on mallet wielding sprees, killing older Americans for the sake of “progress.”

Though Noah describes this book as strange and hard to describe the plot, Penn explains there is no doubt that this is a metaphor for the state of American affairs. At a point Bob witnesses the Presidential election of 2016, and at another, he even writes an angry letter to the President (the Landlord of the U.S.) telling him that he is unfit for office. Penn says that this book is supposed to be an interesting satire on the fact that there are Americans who feel compelled to serve their country, yet lack the direction or cause in how to do so. He thinks this has led Americans to support the current political situation, and has also led Bob in the book to kill senior citizens for progress. Entertainment Weekly describes “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” and praises Penn for his genre-breaking prose.

Aside from discussing the book, Penn tells the interviewers that he has gotten ideas for Bob Honey Who Just Do stuff based on his current rage. He discusses his anger at Trump for his comments on Haiti. He also discusses his friendship with Hugo Chavez, along with the state of Venezuela. And he also mentions his hate for the war on drugs, and how U.S. foreign policy is not always in the best interest of the world.

Rolling Stone’s review explores these ideas further:

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/sean-penn-interview-bob-honey-me-too-w518708