Satire has always been primarily for comedic purposes but raises questions along the way. Back to the days of "Beyond the Fringe’ that was the primary aim, to get laughs, as they took satire to a big stage in the West End and Broadway. There was no deep political agenda as the likes of Michael Moore (and Mark Thomas in the UK who does a similar thing) have.
I understand not liking it but I thought the angle of just for fame and money was unfair. Loads of artists we follow, including our patron on this site or Frank Miller or Aaron Sorkin, create entertainment primarily that also poses political questions or pokes fun at authority figures. You can apply that to so many people who aren’t either actively campaigning or giving all profits to charity.
I’m not ‘writing it off’ as comedy, it is comedy. The more you display political balance the more it can only be about comedy as you’re just popping everyone’s bubble and not taking a stance.
I appreciate that as with a lot of ‘squirm humour’ based on discomfort people don’t like it though. Anyway I’ll watch it tomorrow, it could end up being rubbish.