Idiocracy writer sad that the movie turned out to be a documentary

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The Independent Culture

When Etan Cohen sat down to write 2006 dystopian comedy Idiocracy, it must have been with a lurking sense of where the world was headed culturally and politically.

But it seems he never expected the satire to be quite so inch perfect, tweeting this week:

Idiocracy, which didn’t get a huge release but has become a cult hit, imagined a future filled with absurd political figures, terrifyingly ubiquitous advertising and crop fields irrigated with energy drinks.

Pushed on whether he really didn’t see it coming, Cohen replied: “I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs.”

One fan suggested: “Idiocracy was an instant classic but now has to be counted as one of the most significant movies of the last 20 years,” with Cohen joking: “I’ve never felt more like Michael Moore.”