'Idiocracy’ has become a documentary – screenwriter Etan Cohen
The comedy sci-fi movie followed a hapless Army librarian and a prostitute who agreed to be suspended in frozen animation for 500 years. When they emerge, they discovered that the world is essentially run by cave men named after corporations and products who live in plastic huts. The politics of 2505 depicted in Idiocracy look more like the beginning of a wrestling match than insightful debate and the country is led by a violence loving, foul mouthed, ignoramus of a president.
Screenwriter Etan Cohen tweet out “I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary.”
@pimlius I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs— Etan Cohen (@etanjc) February 24, 2016
However, he is not the only person to see the similarities. Terry Crews, best known for his role in Idiocracy as President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho wrote a tweet in character:
With the high-stakes drama that is unfolding in the country’s current political climate, many others feel like life is beginning to imitate art.
Idiocracy was a movie based on a true story that's happening right now#Trump2016— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 21, 2016
i like to think a few years ago trump smoked a joint, watched idiocracy and thought, "yes. fantastic. i have an incredible idea."— Pete Holmes (@peteholmes) September 26, 2015
i'm starting to think that this is the last season of America and the writers are just going nuts— Jake Flores (@feraljokes) February 13, 2016