Human Feelings as Drugs
It would be really cool to have a movie about this in a world where the government distributes these to people, and at first glance everything is fine, people with depression and antisocial disorder are being instantly treated and that’s great. But then you realize that there are groups of people abusing these drugs underground, like there will be people on happy all the time, people that use hope to delude themselves, or people that drug other people with love, and that true human emotions have been nearly wiped out. Then at the end it’s discovered that the government is using these drugs to control society and manipulate people into becoming soldiers by taking away their empathy and filling them up with trust for the government. So it ends in an uprising led by a resistance group who lead the people to realize that their humanity has been stripped and doesn’t come in a bottle.
Why aren’t you making movies omg
Well, I know it’s not exactly the same thing but this is a screenshot taken from Syfy’s miniseries “Alice” (2009), a pretty original reimagining of the classic Alice in Wonderland story with some sci-fi aspects.
What you see in the picture is different “teas” from the Hatter’s shop (you can watch the scene here to give you an idea) and they have the same effects of the drugs described in this post. The government/resistance element is present as well, so even though it’s not all about the drugs (it’s Alice’s journey in Wonderland after all!) maybe someone would like to check it out? I promise you it’s worth it.