Palin Film Premiers To Empty Theater In Orange County

After much hype, Sarah Palin’s poorly-named documentary The Undefeated premiered last night in a whopping 10 theaters around the country, but that may have been too many because in Orange County, California, no one showed up. Literally. The area is a bastion of conservative politics and Palin herself visited the affluent OC as recently as October, but when Atlantic editor Conor Friedersdor attended the premier last night, he “sat through the whole movie alone.” Friedersdor reflects:

Instead of researching civil liberties violations, or the war in Libya, or the contest to elect the next president of the United States, I was both a journalist and the only member of the public willfully paying attention to Sarah Palin, as if standing in for the pathologies of my profession.