Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

Is the Former West Wing Cast Uniting for a Reboot, or Just Horny?

Illustration for article titled Is the Former iWest Wing/i Cast Uniting for a Reboot, or Just Horny?
Screenshot: Instagram

Pretty sure they’re just horny, but for the sake of fairness, the sine quo non of The West Wing’s enduring appeal, let’s look at the evidence.

Advertisement

On Thursday, Josh Malina, who played Will Bailey on The West Wing, posted this picture of himself and several fellow former cast members, including Bradley Whitford (who played Josh Lyman), Janel Moloney (a.k.a Donna Moss), and the show’s creator Aaron Sorkin, having dinner together Wednesday night. The picture was captioned “talking reboot.”

Advertisement

It’s the kind of provocation that needs to be taken seriously. The West Wing is the ultimate in bad remake ideas, trust me, I watched at least half of it at the behest of an ex-boyfriend. What I’m saying is that, as someone who has made love to a man while at least one of us was watching President Bartlet deliver an impassioned monologue on sound liberal policy, I both know something about the West Wing and about being horny.

The twist in this supposed “reboot” feast came when, as E! News reports, Whitford tweeted “I’m horny,” probably at the dinner table. The tweet was subsequently deleted, but not before Kumail Nanjiani replied “come by.”

Then Whitford explained in another tweet “I’m having dinner with @JoshMalina. He took my phone and tweeted that last tweet. It was not me. I swear to God. Forgive him.”

Advertisement

Verdict: horny.

contributing writer, nights

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

Codename_SailorV
Codename_SailorV

Man Will Bailey was the worst. Josh Malina seems delightful though.

I’m not against a WW reboot, though I’m unsure I want something like that in Sorkin’s hands as a lot of his sensibilities have not aged well. Having a liberal fantasy presidency on TV was a great comfort during the Bush years, one I wouldn’t mind having again to during these dark times. For obvious reasons, VEEP (while spectacular) does not fill that void. Plus it’s on its last leg come 2019.