Following Pete Davidson’s skit in the most recent Saturday Night Live show, Netflix added a new movies category. Netflix new movie category goes by the name – “Short-Ass movies.” In the show, Pete relayed his idea of the convenience of short movies through a rap track.
Pete’s rap track also featured fellow cast members of the SNL show – Chris Redd, musical guest Gunna, and actor Simon Rex. The cast members criticize long movies like the latest movie, “The Batman” (runtime – two hours, 56 minutes) in the video skit. In addition, they also criticize the runtime of films like Once Upon A Time In America (four hours) and Heat (three hours). However, for Davidson’s movie – The King of Stated Island, Pete rapped that it “needed” all of its 137 minutes.
Moreover, the rap track praises short films. The sketch names some of these movies like – The Lion King, Bad Moms, and all three Austin Powers. The recent SNL show was sure fun to watch.
However, Netflix took Davidson’s suggestion by heart. On Monday, the company quote tweeted Pete’s rap song on Twitter. Besides that, Netflix added the link to the new movies category by casually dropping a “good idea” caption. And voila, now, Netflix new movie category “Short-Ass movies” is officially in its library now. Kumiko Hidaka, Netflix’s spokesperson, stated, “the category has been available since April 4, and subscribers would find it on all devices.”
Which are the movies in the Netflix new movie category ?
The new category includes films like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Zoolander, and Lady Bird. It also consists of Final Destination 5, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday, Midnight in Paris, etc. All these movies conclude under the two hours mark. Unfortunately, the films mentioned in the rap track are no longer available on Netflix.
Netflix customers hope the category will remain. But with a more family-friendly name than “Short-Ass movies.” Because Davidson’s right, a short and lovely movie is what you need to unwind after a long day.