You guys have heard of that little movie called Joker, right? You know, the film about the mentally ill man on the fringes of society who is driven to a mental breakdown after the world essentially turns its back on him because he’s too poor and alone to get the basic decent treatment he probably deserves?
Yeah, apparently ole Donnie West Wing was a fan of that flick — the movie about a man who turns to a life of violence after he has been shunned by both his government and his society. Who woulda thunk it?
In yet another example of our reality merely being a massively malfunctioning simulation, President Donald Trump held a screening of Joker at the White House over the weekend, and according to a senior White House official who spoke to Yahoo News, he enjoyed the film.
The White House official told Yahoo News, that in addition to President Trump, guests at the screening included “family, friends, and some staff.”
It’s been an eventful week for Joker, as it not only apparently received approval from the Commander in Chief, but on Friday, it became the first-ever R-Rated film to gross over $1 billion at the global box office.
The sweeping success of Joker has been nothing short of astounding, especially when considering all of the endless debate that surrounded the film prior to its release. Expect the film to be part of the pop culture discussion for the next several months as well, as the movie is essentially a shoo-in to receive a bevy of award nominations, particularly at the Academy Awards.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Contact him on Twitter @eric_ital or via email firstname.lastname@example.org