The premiere episode of Black Mirror is one of the great episodes of TV ever. In it the British Prime Minister is forced to fuck a pig on live television in order to save the life of a kidnapped popular princess. The episode is extraordinary because it's not just about the pig fucking, it's about how the pig fucking impacts people. Seriously - if you haven't seen it I can't recommend it highly enough.
The episode deals with a lot of real world stuff, including the ways the internet and social media have changed how information is disseminated and the way people learn things. That's part of the brilliance of the episode. But nobody ever imagined that the truest part of it all would be... the Prime Minister fucking a pig.
There's a new book coming out about real world Prime Minister David Cameron, and among the salacious revelations within - drug use, debauchery - is this absolute fucking whopper:
But Cameron went a great deal further. He also got involved in the notorious Oxford dining society, the Piers Gaveston, named after the lover of Edward II, which specialises in bizarre rituals and sexual excess.
A distinguished Oxford contemporary claims Cameron once took part in an outrageous initiation ceremony at a Piers Gaveston event, involving a dead pig. His extraordinary suggestion is that the future PM inserted a private part of his anatomy into the animal’s mouth.
A pig fucking PM!
The story has blown up on social media and of course Charlie Brooker, the mad genius behind Black Mirror, has had some stuff to say.
Shit. Turns out Black Mirror is a documentary series.— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
Just been nosing through old Black Mirror files now, of course. pic.twitter.com/6Xhuhby0Gj— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
Promo poster for Black Mirror: The National Anthem (2011) pic.twitter.com/BUjplHrSkd— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
Just to clear it up: nope, I’d never heard anything about Cameron and a pig when coming up with that story. So this weirds me out.— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
Perhaps the least prescient line from the script. pic.twitter.com/xrXZ3tsaW3— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
I hope White Bear doesn’t come true next.— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
White Bear is the second episode of the second series of Black Mirror, and it's sort of a twisted Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind but about mob justice as opposed to romance.
If the fact that the first episode of Black Mirror has come true doesn't get you to try the series - now on Netflix! - I don't know what will.