Power, Politics and Paranoia
Francine is an ambitious, talented speechwriter without a major win on her résumé. In a desperate effort for relevance she’s attached herself to Penelope (Penny) Easter, a long-shot candidate for a vaguely defined position in the Nebraska state government. She is a fun creation, a faux-folksy former professional roller skater who seemingly has gotten into politics to escape middle-age. But when she surges in popularity following a go-for-broke speech, Francine embarks on a wild ride of professional and personal upheaval as she fights to push her client onto the national stage. The Totalitarians is a viciously funny vivisection of the farcical frenzy that is American politics.