Ted Cruz Praises The Daily Wire’s ‘Lady Ballers’: ‘The Movie Is Funny As Hell’
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) visits SiriusXM Studios on November 06, 2023 in New York City.
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) praised The Daily Wire’s first-ever feature-length comedy “Lady Ballers” on Tuesday after the initial release of the film’s trailer garnered tens of millions of views on social media.

“Lady Ballers,” a DailyWire+ original, is directed by the company’s co-founder Jeremy Boreing, who also stars in the film alongside Daily Wire sports show “Crain & Co.” hosts. The movie tells the story of one down-on-his-luck former high school basketball coach, Rob, who will do anything to win — which in this case means teaching his team of men radical modern gender theory and leading them to identify as women in order to brutally dominate multiple women’s sports.

Cruz appears in the movie alongside other notable conservatives, including The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro, Matt Walsh, and others.

“Today, Cultural Marxists enforce their ideology through not only the government, but also through education, journalism, Big Tech, Big Business, sports, music, and Hollywood,” Cruz said in a statement to The Daily Wire. “I just wrote a bestselling book, ‘Unwoke: How to Defeat Cultural Marxism in America’, to establish the game plan for taking our country back. I am proud to join the Daily Wire and support their effort to break through Hollywood’s woke toxicity and expose the comedic irony of Leftist ideology.”

Cruz said that “leftist radicals are trying to permanently destroy women’s sports,” adding that it is “so outrageous it’s almost comedic that the radical left is allowing men to dress as women and then dominate women’s sports.”


“They’re so out of control, the regular news headlines are starting to read as if they were written by the Babylon Bee,” he continued. “I was proud to appear in the Daily Wire’s new comedy that will call out the leftists destroying women’s sports and taking opportunities away from female athletes. Oh yeah, and the movie is funny as hell too!”

Though largely kept under wraps until now, the movie already had its fair share of controversy during filming in Nashville, with protestors rallying on location, bullying and harassing cast and crew as they arrived on set, and successfully pressuring one contracted filming location to cancel. But the cast and crew were undeterred and successfully wrapped filming in early July, and the movie will premiere Wednesday, November 29, at a red carpet event in Nashville. “Lady Ballers” will be available to DailyWire+ members beginning Friday, December 1, at 8 p.m. ET.

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