Nearly all of our favorite big screen superheros found themselves a real super power this week: speaking out against Donald Trump‘s hatefulness. Over 20 actors like Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Mark Ruffalo appear in a video spot, encouraging anti-Trump voters to head to the polls this election season.
The video is part of director Joss Whedon’s (known for everything from The Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) super PAC, aptly called Save the Day. The initiative describes itself as “a short-form digital production company dedicated to the idea that voting is a necessary and heroic act.” The celebrity-filled video spot draws on the idea that every citizen can be a hero this November and save the world from the evil super villain, Donald Trump. Actor Don Cheadle calls Trump,
“a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society.”
Plus, Save the Day knows how to incentivize: if we all go out and register to vote this fall, Mark Ruffalo will do a nude scene in one of his movies. Who could say “no” to that?
“Make Mark be naked by making your mark this Election Day.”
All jokes aside, it’s hard to feel inspired this election season, as many of us prepare to cast our votes against one larger-than-life super villain candidate, instead of a vote in support of anyone else. Yet, Whedon and his Save the Day super PAC are inciting a little bit of that excitement and spark we’ve been missing. In an interview with Buzzfeed, he said,
“It was pretty much the same spiel to everybody: ‘Doing a voting PSA to help get out the vote and stop orange Muppet Hitler.’”
So, whether we all feel jaded and underwhelmed this election or not, Orange is the New Black babe Matt McGorry and a host of other famous faces ask us to put aside our egos this winter and do heroic act to save the public good: keep Trump out of the White House.
Featured video via Save the Day.