“Yellowstone” Star Piper Perabo Has Joined The Discussion About Whether The Record-Breaking Paramount Network Drama is a “Red-State Show!”
Perabo plays an environmental activist who becomes John Dutton’s advisor after he becomes governor (Kevin Costner). Summer Higgins, the character she plays, has changed things on the ranch since she got out of jail for disobeying the law.
Perabo is an activist just like her character, and she often uses her Twitter account to spread the word about things she cares about.
She was also arrested in 2018 and 2019 for protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing and Jane Fonda’s Climate Change Protest, respectively.
“Yellowstone,” on the other hand, is popular in middle America and is thought to be a show that leans to the right. It’s about a powerful family of fifth-generation Montana ranchers who are against progress.
Taylor Sheridan is the co-creator and writer of the show. It is said that he owns a ranch in his home state of Texas that is Almost Twice the Size of Chicago. He says that he tries to avoid promoting a political point of view in his work.
Perabo told The Hollywood Reporter that she doesn’t really pay attention to the idea that her vegan, left-leaning character, Summer, has traded in her values and joined the Dutton clan. She said, “I’m not sure it helps me play Summer.”
“But I like doing it because Taylor and I don’t always agree on politics,” she said. “And because we’re friends and work together on this show, we’ve learned that we fight for a lot more things we agree on than we disagree on.”
Perabo went on to say that the way she and Sheridan have come to understand and respect each other’s points of view is similar to what viewers have seen between Summer and John onscreen.
Perabo said, “I feel like that’s happening with John and Summer, and I hope it can happen in America too.”
The actor also said, “As a politically active activist, I want to find that common ground,” and he praised “Yellowstone” for doing the same.
“Some people see it one way, while others see it another. I think “Yellowstone” shows a lot of both sides, “Perabo said so. “Except for “Reservation Dogs,” almost no other show has as many Native American leads as “Yellowstone.” And I think that’s very cool, up-to-date, and different.”
He said, “They call it “the conservative show,” “The Republican Show,” and “The Red-State Game of Thrones.” “And I just sit back laughing. I’m like, “What? “”
Sheridan went on to say that the show talks about how Native Americans were moved and how Native American women were treated. It also talks about corporate greed, the gentrification of the West, and land grabbing. “That’s a show for red states?”
Before that, he argued against the idea that “Yellowstone” or other projects he’s written or directed lean to the right.
He told The New York Times, “People think all my work is a red state, which is the silliest thing.” “If you really look at this show, “Wind River,” or “Sicario,” all of these ideas are pretty far out there. People who say it’s a show for red states probably haven’t seen it.”