Slaughter Nick for President
- Starring Rob Stewart (CBS’s Tropical Heat, USA’s Suits. CW’s Nikita)
“An endearingly weird consideration of niche stardom from the inside out.”
“One of the best indie cinematic treats”
“The 'Searching for Sugar Man' of schlock TV”
“An offbeat examination of fame.”
Subjects: Documentary, European Studies, Cultural Studies, Media
When an out-of-work actor discovers through Facebook that he’s been wildly famous in Serbia for almost two decades, he sets out to discover why.
SLAUGHTER NICK FOR PRESIDENT examines how Rob Stewart became a symbol of freedom for non-violent Serbian protests through his role as Nick Slaughter on CBS’s Tropical Heat (aka Sweating Bullets).
Stewart’s Serbian visit, dubbed “Slaughtermania” by the national press, uncovers the surprising meaning behind the show’s popularity, the blurred distinction between an actor and his character, and tells the inspiring story of the Serbian protesters.