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In the 1970s, National Lampoon was the name in parody. A Futile and Stupid Gesture tells the tale of the cult magazine that launched numerous careers, as Will Forte stars as Doug Kenney, the mag’s first editor-in-chief. The film details all the troubles the publication had getting off the ground, including the numerous groups opposing the new brand of brash comedy, through the success of such films as Caddy Shack and Animal House. A Futile and Stupid Gesture hits Netflix today.