MoviePass is a particularly dimwitted startup – it sells, basically, transit cards to movies, in theaters, allowing people admittance to n movies per month, which in the age of Netflix and Hulu seems a bit like selling season tickets to Jesse Ventura’s old Indoor Football league.
As one might expect, the company – which seems a throwback to the sort of startups that glutted the market and popular culture during the DotBomb era, before 9/11 – is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
Which has led to one of the most brilliant – dare I say, Onion-like – bits of satire I’ve ever read:
We should let the privately owned MoviePass die, so a nationalized, public MoviePass can live.
Read the whole hilarious thing.
I’m already picturing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Amy Klobuchar or Maxine Waters or Ilhan Omar solemnly testifying before Congress about the moral imperative for the Federal Government…
…to transfer tax dollars to Hollywood.
Brilliant, brilliant satire.
UPDATE: It just occured to me – what if the writer wasn’t being satirical?