“Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.”
Little Know True Historical Fact: long before Ryan Gosling was a glint in his Daddy’s’ eye the first docu-drama chronicling Astronauts reaching The Moon hit America’s silver screens.
Cat Women of the Moon, starring such notable Hollywood overachievers as Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory and Marie Windsor, made the present iteration – First Man – look like a low budget Canadian art house flop.
Of course We All Know that the “original” moon landing in 1969 was faked on a gigantic sound stage using state-of-the-art special effects technology.
The Game was slyly given away a decade latter in Capricorn One, whereby OJ hunts the lunar surface in vain pursuit of The Real Killer.
Thanks to a highly-nuanced marketing campaign, Goslings’s First Man appears on track to shatter the box office take of the moon’s Cat Women (first released n 1953).
Exit Question: How really, really incredibly stupid do you have to be to completely blunder such a sure-thing box office slam dunk like the story of America’s first moon landing?