'Birds of Prey' movie reveals Harley Quinn voted for Sanders
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee Trump campaign plays up Biden's skills ahead of Cleveland debate: 'He's actually quite good' Young voters backing Biden by 2:1 margin: poll MORE’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign has been endorsed by an unlikely character — Gotham’s infamous Harley Quinn.

The new DC superhero movie “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn,” which highlights Quinn’s romantic split from supreme villain the Joker, offers an easy-to-miss glimpse into Quinn’s political affiliation.

In one scene, Quinn (played by Margot Robbie) is being held by a new villain named Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor). The quick-tongued heroine starts rattling off a list of ways she could have offended the bad guy, and for a split-second, one option appears on screen: “Voted for Bernie.”


Director Cathy Yan told The Washington Post that credit for the momentary endorsement goes to screenwriter Christina Hodson, adding it is only meant for humor.

“We always knew we wanted to have this string-out of ridiculous things that Roman would get upset at Harley for, so we just kept throwing things out there,” Yan said.

The quick flash of the presidential candidate’s name is what makes the moment “even funnier,” Yan told the outlet.

“There are details like that throughout the film that on first or even second viewing, you say: ‘Did I just see that?’” she added.

The senior senator from Vermont — Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyBattle over timing complicates Democratic shutdown strategy Hillicon Valley: Russia 'amplifying' concerns around mail-in voting to undermine election | Facebook and Twitter take steps to limit Trump remarks on voting | Facebook to block political ads ahead of election Top Democrats press Trump to sanction Russian individuals over 2020 election interference efforts MORE (D) — is a lifelong fan of comic books and has made cameo appearances in several Batman television episodes and films. He most recently made an appearance in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” as a fictional politician. 

Quinn is a psychologist-turned-felon who leads a cast of characters in the first live-action and R-rated female-driven ensemble for DC, Warner Bros.'s superhero brand.

It operates as a loose squeal to 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” which Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinShutdown clash looms after Democrats unveil spending bill Lawmakers fear voter backlash over failure to reach COVID-19 relief deal United Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE was an executive producer on.