Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh has praised a viral parody of the movie focused at Prime Minister Rishi Sunak – test it out under.
The parody video titled “Trainstopping”, created by JOE.co.uk, reimagines the “Select Life” scene from Danny Boyle’s 1996 movie with Sunak as Ewan McGregor’s character Mark Renton.
The reworked model of the speech reads: “Select life. Select internet zero. Select clear air. Select my profession. Select an enormous flip-flopping lie. Select ignoring local weather specialists in favour of a Day by day Mail hack. Select seven bin gaslighting. Select saying you perceive the struggles of extraordinary folks whereas preserving a straight face.”
Because the clip reveals characters representing former Conservative leaders David Cameron, Theresa Might, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, the voiceover continues: “Select your pals. Nicely, not working class associates. Select this deceitful hunt.”
The clip concludes by referencing Sunak’s determination to scrap the HS2 high-speed rail line from Birmingham to Manchester, including: “Select life. However why would I do a factor like that? I selected not to decide on life. I selected short-term populism. And the rail hyperlinks? There’ll be no rail hyperlinks. Who wants railways whenever you’ve received a personal jet?”
Trainspotting parodies often bore the shit out of me, however I fairly like this one. pic.twitter.com/yTbWqVP19x
— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) October 4, 2023
Because it was launched yesterday (October 4), the unique clip has amassed over 2.8million views on X (fka Twitter).
Welsh, who wrote the unique 1993 novel, additionally shared the clip on the platform, writing: “Trainspotting parodies often bore the shit out of me, however I fairly like this one.”
The parody video was launched amid the 2023 Conservative Celebration convention in Manchester, which concluded on Wednesday (October 4).
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