Have A Good Trip – Netflix’s New Star-Studded Drug Documentary

Posted on 3 May 2020
By Dana Andersen
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Many documentaries on the subject of drugs are telling their audience the dangers, and reasons why they shouldn’t be done. Beginning Netflix’s new documentary, Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, with Sting telling us “I don’t think psychedelics are the answers to the world’s problems, but they could be a start”, definitely sets this aside from the rest of the crowd.

Narrated by Nick Offerman, as a mad scientist, the film ventures through tales of shrooms, LSD, ayahuasca and Peyote from some of Hollywoods most loved celebrities. Kathleen Hanna, Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Natasha Lyonne and Reggie Watts are just a small selection of the celebrities sharing their trip stories with us. The good, the bad, and the weird are all included from celebrities that aren’t afraid to talk about their drug use.

Due for release on May 11th, the film promises to be a comedic, and entertaining way to open up the conversation about drugs, and how psychedelics specifically, can help with mental health, peoples outlook on the world, and even just provide a good time.

The synopsis Netflix released tells us, ‘HAVE A GOOD TRIP: ADVENTURES IN PSYCHEDELICS is a documentary featuring comedic tripping stories from A-list actors, comedians, and musicians’. Also promising ‘Star-studded reenactments and trippy animations bring their surreal hallucinations to life. Mixing comedy with a thorough investigation of psychedelics, HAVE A GOOD TRIP explores the pros, cons, science, history, future, pop cultural impact, and cosmic possibilities of hallucinogens’.

Finishing up with ‘The film tackles the big questions: Can psychedelics have a powerful role in treating depression, addiction, and helping us confront our own mortality? Are we all made of the same stuff? Is love really all we need? Can trees talk?’ This documentary promises to combine education on psychedelics, hilarious celebrity stories, and a genuine, open discussion on the way these ‘illegal’ drugs can help us in many more ways than anticipated.