Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Comeback
When I told Marjorie that she would soon be sitting in front of the camera again, she was stunned. It wasn’t her first return — she had done a series of video essays on her famous life, “The Comeback.” On the heels of The B-52s’ seminal song “Time is Running Out,” where the group’s leader, Béla Fleck, said, “The time is running out to be famous,” came Marjorie’s “Comeback.” And yet, here she was, not just famous, but famous enough to have her own website, a fan club, and a YouTube channel. She was the subject of a biopic, her name was plastered on billboards, and her story had become a worldwide obsession. And then, well, she had died.
The media’s attention to Marjorie’s life was immediate. A month after her death, her mother, Gerta Greene, started a GoFundMe campaign for “a documentary,” and more than a million dollars later, the film, called “Comeback” debuted at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Though it had been five years since Marjorie had been on screen, she returned to the big screen. She was a guest on “The Talk,” on “The Colbert Report,” and on “The Daily Show.” On Sunday, July 24, 2015, she sat down for a one-on-one interview with her family and her children, Hannah and Ethan, for the “Saturday Night Live” episode “Weekend Update” with Al Roker and Jon Stewart. The family was also featured in an official documentary, “The Comeback: The Return of Marjorie Greene,” and in one of the biggest and most expensive movie made since “The Sound of Music,” which opened in theaters across the US.
But this was different. She was back to tell her story. This time not for movie-goers, but for the world, her fans and thousands of people who