Can a Netflix film called Puppy Murder really be real? The alleged project has attracted attention on social media and we’re here to get it explained.

What are your favourite films and TV shows of 2020?

We imagine you have a rather extensive list considering lockdown kept people indoors for the most part.

Again, we’d also wager that a number of titles came courtesy of Netflix!

The popular streaming service unveiled series like Tiger King and White Lines earlier this year, while keeping film fans satisfied with the likes of I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Uncut Gems, Da 5 Bloods, The Old Guard and more.

However, not everybody has had nice things to say about Netflix this year.

The release of the 2020 French film Cuties has been surrounded by controversy and Deadline reports that its director – Maïmouna Doucouré – even received death threats.

Now, attention has turned to a mysterious film called Puppy murder. Let us explain…

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Netflix: Is Puppy Murder real?

  • No, Puppy Murder is not real. News of the fake movie originates from a satirical website called The Babylon Bee.

The satirical article can essentially be read as a tongue-in-cheek comment and response to the film Cuties.

The article arguably makes it very clear that it’s a joke, especially with certain details: “…the inspiring climactic scene where a puppy is dropped into a volcano…”

They also include fictitious perspective from the film’s director, Amélie Le’Charpentier: “I thought about just making a documentary where I didn’t actually murder puppies to make the point, but it just wasn’t powerful enough.”

Twitter is all on it

As you’d expect, a number of opinions have surfaced about the project on Twitter and some have immediately assumed that the film is real.

Thankfully, some have stepped in to clarify and diffuse any confusion:

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