It’s time to go high when they go low because our Queen Michelle Obama is getting her very own Netflix documentary.
The doco, called Becoming, is set to land on Netflix in early May and follows Obama as she goes on tour to promote her memoir of the same name. Hear all the details below:
Obama’s memoir Becoming quickly became the bestselling hardcover book of 2018 after it was released and according to Penguin Random House, has gone on to sell more than 10 million copies to date.
In a Tweet announcing the her Netflix documentary, Michelle Obama wrote, “I’m excited to share that on May 6, @Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film.”
Obama also shared a sneak peek of Becoming, which shows her speaking to a group of young women. When one girl asks her “how do you feel transitioning back to your normal life?” Obama responds, “It’s not about getting back on track but it’s about creating a new track.”
Becoming was also produced by Higher Ground Productions, the company founded by Michelle and Barack Obama which is behind titles including the disability rights doco Crip Camp, available to watch on Netflix now.
The question is: how can we watch this inspiring documentary in true Michelle Obama fashion? Considering Obama is a trailblazing feminist, creating a Netflix watching party with your girlfriends is a great way to honour her legacy.
Why not get dressed up and make a classy ladies night out of it? You could even finish watching Becoming and then start a book or documentary film club celebrating female authors and filmmakers.
Either way, Michelle Obama’s Netflix documentary is bound to be the inspiring isolation treat we all need right now.
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