Don't Look Up viewers are shocked by what the phone number in the film leads to IRL

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Photo credit: NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX - Netflix
Photo credit: NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX - Netflix

Don't Look Up viewers are, naturally, obsessed with Netflix's latest all-star release, with eagle-eyed fans busy picking apart the finer details of the film.

Fans have previously spotted a major editing mistake during the movie (which we all definitely missed), and now they're back again after discovering another surprising feature.

The latest revelation from viewers is all to do with a phone number which appears during the film, with fans shocked to find out that it actually leads to a pretty NSFW result.

To recap, Don't Look Up follows two astronomers (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) as they try to warn the world about a comet threatening to destroy planet Earth.

Photo credit: NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX - Netflix
Photo credit: NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX - Netflix

At one point during the film, Leo's character Dr Randall Mindy appears in a public service announcement video offering a helpline to worried members of the public. However, viewers have since discovered that the phone number in the PSA - 1-800-532-4500 - actually leads to a sex hotline.

According to The New York Post, the phone number leads to an automated message which states, "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, press 2 to connect free now."

We're guessing that's probably not what viewers expected when they picked up the phone, then.

Fans were quick to share their reactions on Twitter, with one calling the move a "good prank". Meanwhile, other viewers filmed what happened when they called the number in a TikTok video, and it's hilarious.

It's not clear yet whether the phone number was intended to be a prank pulled by the film's producers, though it seems like slightly too much of a coincidence to be an accident.

Don't Look Up is available on Netflix now.

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