Oh, this is fun. Bob Denham of EconFilms has turned the economics of Scottish independence (and, let's be honest, the politics too) into what he describes as a "romantic comedy". Cue Rachmaninoff, please...
The mini-series ‘United Queendom’ tells the story of a gay couple on the verge of separation. The couple argue over oils (for the bath), who controls the credit card, membership of ‘The Club’ and whether they should aspire to be like their neighbour, the Scandinavian Model.
With 10 days to go to the referendum and polls showing it will go to the wire, the series is an attempt to get more people engaged in the debate – particularly those who can’t vote but are affected, such as people in the rest of the UK.
‘The more people can relate to the debate, the better – and nowhere is that more true than on the economics of a possible break up.’He adds:
‘This series is universal. I want everyone in the world to be able to watch and take part.'I should add that this is not the first time Bob has lampooned a Very Serious Subject. His last online comedy: 'A Very European Break Up' on the European debt crisis has received over 300,000 views and featured in national and international press in countries such as Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Spain.
The trailer for 'United Queendom' can be found here:
If you'd rather jump in at the deep end, the whole mini-series is here.
Enjoy. (I did...)