January 25, 2020
ABOUT THE FILM
Ever get the impression that assholes are taking over the world? With resurgent authoritarianism and venomous social media threatening to destroy civilization as we know it, this rousing and topical NFB co-production investigates the breeding grounds of contemporary “asshole culture” and searches for signs of civility in a narcissistic universe. Inspired by the New York Times bestseller by Aaron James and featuring lively interviews with the likes of Monty Python’s John Cleese, this playful investigation into the global rise of toxic behaviour explores why assholes thrive in certain environments, what explains their perverse appeal…and how they keep getting elected.