It turns out the phone number in Don’t Look Up is real and it leads to a naughty hotline

Call for ‘peace of mind’

A phone number featured in Netflix’s film Don’t Look Up is real and leads to a sex hotline.

Don’t Look Up is Netflix’s latest blockbuster movie with a stellar cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence. The movie tells the story of two scientists trying to tell the world a deadly comet is headed towards Earth, only for the threat to be twisted and used as part of a political and media game.

At one point during Don’t Look Up Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Randall Mindy appears in a televised government message urging people to call a certain number if they feel overwhelmed. The number 1-800-532-4500 is displayed on screen and it turns out the number is real.

A number of people on Twitter have been claiming they called the number and were connected with a sex hotline.

One user wrote: “Kudos to you Don’t Look Up to having the BASH hotline for their asteroid stress prevention hotline being linked to a Hot Singles in Your Area phone number.”

via Netflix

In the film clip Leonardo’s character explains how the government was setting up a free helpline to help those who were distressed by the comet.

He said: “Right now, millions of you are having theses same doubts and questions about the approaching comet. That is why BASH Cellular, in conjunction with the United States government, is creating a new hotline, free of charge, to answer all of your questions. And who knows: Maybe, just maybe one of our scientists … can be that friend we all need to lean on during uncertain times.”

A popup then appears on the screen with a voiceover saying: “Call 1-800-532-4500 for peace of mind. Offer only available to BASH customers.”

According to People magazine when you call the hotline in real life you are connected with a sex hotline which features a woman’s voice suggesting hot women are waiting to talk to you.

It says: “Welcome to America’s hottest hotline. Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you. Press 1 now. Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys free, press 2 to connect free now.”

via Netflix

It’s unclear if Netflix intended for the number to be included in the movie. Late last year a real phone number was included in Netflix’s Squid Game and had to be edited out of the show after the owner of the number received thousands of calls.

Don’t Look Up is available on Netflix now. For all the latest Netflix news, drops, quizzes and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

Featured image credit via Netflix.

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