Just three people, including Atlantic writer Conor Friedersdorf, showed up for the 12:01 a.m. Orange County, Calif., debut of "The Undefeated," the new, highly partisan documentary film about Sarah Palin's political rise in Alaska. Two more people arrived during the screening but soon left, leaving Friedersdorf alone in the theater by the end of the movie. He writes:
It isn't strictly accurate to say that I sat through the whole movie alone. Just as the previews started, two young women walked in giggling together and took seats three rows behind me. Afraid that they'd ruined the only story I had at that point -- What If Sarah Palin Starred in a Movie and No One Showed Up? -- I hoped they'd at least oblige me with an interview, and so they did. ...
"So, um, what made you come out here tonight?"
"We looked online for the latest movie playing," Jessie [said]. "But all the Harry Potters were sold out, and then we saw 'The Undefeated.' We don't even actually know what we're seeing."