Washington (eTruePolitics) – A new musical, “Screwed,” explores the life of Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO and the wealthiest human being on the planet … who has issues. Issues which didn’t stop him from deciding to star in the film.  (Currently, Bezos’ issues include not providing health care benefits for part-time Whole Foods’ employees making $15.00 per hour.)

“Screwed” opens with Bezos, a tenor, somberly singing, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” (a quote from Abraham Lincoln).

So why in the world would Jeff Bezos participate – never mind ‘star’ – in a musical film which would inevitably reveal his shortcomings? “Screwed” tries, and fails miserably, to answer that question.

“I’m not a despicable greed-head or a gelatinous maggot or a small brown turd,” a plaintive Bezos croons in the film’s finale.  “I know people detest me. I have to live with that every day. It’s not easy being Jeff Bezos.”

“Screwed.” Grade: F.  Viewers should be warned that Netflix, reportedly under political and financial pressure, is close to burying this musical version of the classic Scrooge story.

“Don’t blame Netflix,” a film distributor told eTruePolitics.

“There’s no redemption. It’s a downer. And Bezos can’t sing for shit.”

 

photo illustration by Ray Dougela