How did I not know about this sooner? I knew it was in the works, but I completely missed that the trailer for A Futile and Stupid Gesture hit two weeks ago. Looks like it’s going to be great! Tip ’o the hat to reader Shervin N. for letting me know. More info at Netflix.
2 comments on “Doug Kenney Movie to Debut January 26, 2018 on Netflix”
Where does the title of the movie come from? It reminds me of the description from a story in one of the issues where, a I remember it, a boy is decapitated while throwing french fries out of a car.
It’s from a line from Animal House. It’s in a scene near the end, when all appears to be lost and their fraternity is about to be kicked off the campus, Otter says, “… I think we have to go all out. This situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture on somebody’s part.” And then they get to work and sabotage the homecoming parade in spectacular fashion, which becomes the climax of the movie.
Josh Karp chose a variation of the line as the title of his 2006 biography of Kenney, which is what the biopic is based on.
You can see the line in Animal House here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h4DZeBleLs