'Life Fine Tuned': Grover Norquist And Bluegrass Come To The Big Screen
You know Grover Norquist as the right-wing political operative and conservative tax reformer, whose no-new-taxes pledge is -- or at least was until recently -- a litmus test for Republican politicians. In "Life Fine Tuned," he can be spotted in a tiny role as a small-town doctor. (Does the good Dr. Norquist accept government insurance?)
The story follows a spoiled young rock star who accidentally gets stuck in rural Virginia, only to learn that country life is better. There's a subplot involving a group of philharmonic musicians who have repaired to the country to home-school their kids and make bluegrass music. The "Life Fine Tuned" soundtrack is impressive.
Nina May, the film's writer, director, and producer, is the founder of Renaissance Women Productions, a group that trains conservatives in film and TV. She said her movie has a "redemptive message," but not a conservative one. "It has nothing to do with politics," she said. "It's a cute light story. Very family-friendly. It's just pure G-rated fun."
Norquist told The Huffington Post that, "kids and work permitting," he plans to be at the screening of "Life Fine Tuned" on Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation.
The screening, which is free and open to the public, runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.