What On Earth Is Going On With This Dinesh D’Souza Video?

OK, you know how there are certain kinds of music that maybe you need to be on drugs to really get? I am thinking that is the case here for this Vanity Fair interview/video/Star Search Spokesmodel vignette with disgraced conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza. It is, hands down, one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen, and I dated dudes in college who were pursuing degrees in film studies. So like, it’s a tie right now between this and Pasolini’s Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.

Like, I just did not think there would be a time in my life where I would see Dinesh D’Souza in a hoodie and do-rag, pretending to throw gang signs in front of graffiti. What is that they’re going for here? Is it that he went to night jail for campaign-finance fraud and now he has to act like a weird caricature of a black person? What on earth is this?

Vanity Fair’s preview for the interview, set to hit stands on April 14, includes this rather strange gem as well.

D’Souza tells Peretz that on his first night in the center, his 400-pound bunkmate struck up a conversation: “He goes, ‘Hey, man, what are you in for?’ I go, ‘Campaign-finance violation.’ He goes, ‘What the fuck does that mean?’ I go, ‘Well, my friend was running for the Senate, and I gave her too much money. I raised money for her in the wrong way.’ So he goes, ‘Shit! Can you raise money for me?’ I go, ‘No.’ Then there was the mandatory rape class, which was about ‘establishing that all of us have a right not to be raped.’ Very reassuring.”

Haha! See! D’Souza’s bunkmate in jail didn’t see anything wrong with what he was in jail for, so why should you, the American people?

Also, LOL at prison rape! You know, because that’s hilarious and not a real problem, because who cares if prisoners are raped! They’re barely people! It is not weird at all that we consider prison rape par for the course in our country, and make “don’t drop the soap” jokes rather than actually trying to do anything to ensure that although we are sentencing people for crimes, we are not sentencing them to sexual assault.

I very much look forward to reading the whole weird ass interview, and hope for at least some explanation for the do-rag.