‘Don’t Look Up’ Government PSA Hotline Number Goes to a Real-Life NSFW Destination

One of the hit movies on Netflix is Don’t Look Up. Viewers found the film entertaining and relatable at certain points. The director wrote the movie before the pandemic occurred. He made the plot “crazier” in response to real-world events.

The movie continued to give people a few laughs outside the narrative. They presumed the number in one scene was fake and would not result in anything if they dialed it. Several individuals tested it out, and the hotline they connected to had shocked them.

A crisis hotline number appears in ‘Don’t Look Up’

People who watched Don’t Look Up may remember a phone number. In the context of the story, the digits are supposed to make up a crisis number. It shows up after Randall Mindy and Kate Dibiasky do a media tour to warn about the comet.

A portion of the population does not believe in the danger. Others feel worried and want to destroy the asteroid. Of course, the authorities do not want everyone to panic. So, the government and BASH have him appear in a PSA to help ease the public’s concerns.

The new hotline is supposed to address people’s fears and questions. Randall encourages people to call to have one of their scientists behave as a much-needed friend. In the background, a mother talks to Sharon for comfort.

Individuals can have some “peace of mind” by dialing the 1-800 number. However, the free hotline is only available to BASH customers with possible data charges.

People reached a different hotline when the called

Leonardo DiCaprio attends the world premiere of Netflix's ‘Don't Look Up’
Leonardo DiCaprio attends the world premiere of Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ | Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

The crisis phone number might seem like a series of random digits in the movie. According to Insider, some people dialed the number to see what would happen. They might have expected to get an automated message that it was not in service.

The 1-800 number leads to a woman’s voice, and the results surprised multiple individuals. They connected to a phone sex operator. Many people went to Twitter to post about their findings. They found the whole thing amusing and “brilliant.”

“Welcome to America’s hottest hotline. Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you. Press 1 now. Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys free, press 2 to connect free now,” a woman says when the call goes through.

Nevertheless, Insider confirmed it is a mock sex hotline. No one will find themselves accidentally talking to a real phone sex operator because of the movie. 

‘Don’t Look Up’ delivers satire and drama

Don’t Look Up is a 2021 science-fiction film that contains satire about climate change. The cast consists of multiple well-known actors. The list includes Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Jonah Hill. The movie became available to stream on Netflix last December. 

The story deals with two astronomers, Randall and Kate, who warn about a giant comet heading toward Earth. The impact could cause an extinction event across the globe, but the United States government shows no concern. The characters attempt to alert the rest of the world by using the media. 

There are plans to destroy the meteor with nukes, but the CEO of a wealthy company, BASH, stops everything. He and the White House decide to exploit some valuable elements from the comet. The astronomers continue to try to save the planet from destruction. 

One scene that connected with people was DiCaprio’s speech during an interview on TV. The moment almost was not in the film if the actor had not requested it. The movie blends comedy and drama in a way many viewers have enjoyed.

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