Helen Mirren and Sarah Cooper mock Trump's infamous ‘grab them by the p***y’ tape in new Netflix special

Historic clip of future president bragging about sexually assaulting women resurfaced in 2016

Ellie Harrison
Tuesday 27 October 2020 16:12 GMT
Donald Trump caught on tape talking about sexually assaulting women: "Grab 'em by the pussy"

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Sarah Cooper’s new comedy special on Netflix includes a skit in which she and Helen Mirren parody Donald Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape.

In 2016, an Access Hollywood outtake from 2005 resurfaced, in which the future president boasted about his ability to sexually harass and assault women, saying: “Grab them by the p***y.”

The show’s co-host Billy Bush could be heard laughing along.

In the new Netflix special, Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine, Cooper offers an “exclusive look” at Trump and Bush’s conversation.

The skit sees Cooper lip-sync the role of Trump, while Bush is played by Mirren.  

Sarah Cooper and Helen Mirren in Netflix skit
Sarah Cooper and Helen Mirren in Netflix skit (Netflix)

In a review for Vanity Fair, Yohana Desta said Mirren “gamely embodies the weaselly Bush, egging Trump on”.

The LA Times’s Robert Lloyd, meanwhile, called the re-enactment “somehow even more disturbing than the real thing”.

Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine is out now on Netflix.

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