Pandemic Shooting Restrictions and Hollywood Bureaucracy: Everything That Inspired Judd Apatow’s ‘The Bubble’ on Netflix

Pandemic Shooting Restrictions and Hollywood Bureaucracy: Everything That Inspired Judd Apatow’s ‘The Bubble’ on Netflix

Judd Apatow is a guy who makes comedies with deep emotional values. His films like This is 40, and The 40-year-old Virgin all have a deeper meaning besides being funny. So when Judd makes his most bizarre and silly film ever in the form of The Bubble by Netflix, you are sure to find deeper meanings in the film.

In a recent interview, Judd was seen talking about how this film is a commentary on bureaucracy and the harsh nature of studios in Hollywood. Let us see what the director had to say.

Judd Apatow on the Hollywood industry-inspired The Bubble Netflix

Judd Apatow was taking notes as the film business tried to remain afloat in the early days of the pandemic. The cast and crew of the filmmaker’s new Netflix comedy The Bubble are stuck on the British set of Cliff Beasts 6, a farcical Hollywood blockbuster film in which the whole group is compelled to huddle together to avert an epidemic.

It doesn’t take many inspections to see parallels with the real-life situation that arose during the filming of Jurassic World Dominion in 2020. However, Apatow’s film is also a critique of its own conditions since it was shot during the epidemic and with the required limitations.

So while talking about how intimidating the bureaucracy of huge studios can get, Judd recalled his time while working at Fox Television in 2001.

He said that the whole experience of him while working at Fox was not fun, to say the least. Judd goes on to explain how everyone who was working at that time was mortified by their superiors. And were ready to do unethical things to keep their jobs.

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“That culture came from the top. There was a cutthroat nature to it that dripped down to everybody. It wasn’t a happy group of fun, calm, people” says the director. Judd called the whole atmosphere “very toxic.”

This can also be seen in the film when the studio executive (Kate McKinnon) visits the set of Cliff Beast 6 to report to her senior who will then report to his.

Future works of Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow is currently busy with different scripts and projects. He is producing the show Dysphoria with Ramy Youssef and is working on a script by Tig Notaro and Lucas brothers. So we will be seeing more by Judd soon.

Did you catch his latest film The Bubble currently streaming on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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