Where's My Roy Cohn? /
Where's My Roy Cohn?
A villainous, corrupt, evil mobster, the embodiment of the darkest parts of American society—this is how Roy Cohn, the lawyer who became Trump’s mentor, is described by acquaintances and even relatives. Trump, who asked the exasperated question that gave the film its title, met Cohn when he had already earned renown as a prosecutor in the Rosenbergs’ trial and as chief counsel to Senator McCarthy, his partner in the witch-hunt against gays and communists. The film questions Cohn’s own sexuality and raises the possibility that his persecution of gays had been rooted in internalized homophobia, but this pales in comparison to his dramatic life story. The ugly, rejected child genius, who loved only his mother, wanted to shape US politics. Years after his death, his legacy is still alive and kicking in the White House.