Hulu’s “Hillary” Documentary Causes Controversy

Past presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be releasing a documentary on March 6 that discusses both her personal and political life.

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Hillary Clinton, who ran for president in 2016 and lost against current President Donald Trump, is reentering the political world by releasing a four-hour documentary on March 6 called Hillary. The documentary is being released through the streaming platform Hulu and focuses on Clinton’s personal life and extensive political career.

According to Brian Lowry of CNN, Hillary covers Clinton’s political life from the time she was a student at Wellesley College up until her presidential campaign. Throughout her life, Clinton has been the first lady of Arkansas, later becoming the First Lady of the White House in 1993.

Along with her successes, the documentary also covers the challenges that Clinton has encountered throughout her life; one of those challenges is sexism.

According to Ben Travers of IndieWire, “Hillary” is not only a defense of Hillary Clinton but an examination into the reason why the United States has yet to have a female president. Travers believes that the documentary uses Clinton’s complicated history to comment on America’s evolving sexism and how it impacted Clinton’s career. 

Another Democrat who ran against Clinton in 2016 is a current presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. Clinton made headlines last week when a clip from her documentary showed her saying, “Bernie just drove me crazy… Nobody [in Congress] likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done.” Some believe that this will have no impact on Sanders’ campaign; others, like psychology and law teacher Anton Borchert, believe that it will. 

“I think it definitely could have an impact on the campaign,” Borchert said. “That was probably her goal, especially since Bernie was probably the reason why she lost the last election.”

The Hillary documentary has yet to be released, but it is already causing conversation. Viewers will have to wait and see the impact it could have on the political world.