- Fake American: South African Charlize Theron and Australians Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie play Americans.
- Fake Australian: The English Malcolm McDowell plays the Australian Rupert Murdoch.
- Follow the Leader: The movie's storytelling approach takes after Adam McKay's comedic takes on political and social commentary such as The Big Short and Vice (2018).
- He Also Did: From the director of Meet the Parents and Austin Powers.
- Queer Character, Queer Actor: Kate McKinnon is gay, as is her character Jess Carr.
- Real-Life Relative: Josh and Ben Lawson, who play the Murdoch brothers, are brothers in real life.
- Separated-at-Birth Casting: Charlize Theron in full makeup and hairstyling as Megyn Kelly had some viewers rubbing their eyes to make sure that they weren't looking at the real Kelly. Kelly herself noted in an Instagram post that her own son briefly thought a poster of Theron was a picture of his mother.
- Troubled Production: The film hit several road blocks in the months before its scheduled release, putting pressure on Lionsgate. So much so that, in a meta sense, Tucker Carlson has used that as a topic for discussion on his program.
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