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The Obamas Produce Their Own Michelle Obama Documentary

Netflix's 'Becoming' flowers from the streamer's mega-deal with the former First Couple

We may have to redefine the term “hagiography.”

For years conservatives gritted their teeth while filmmakers fawned over a procession of progressive figures.

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg – “RBG,” “On the Basis of Sex”
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- “Knock Down the House”
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar – “Time for Ilhan”
  • President Barack Obama – “Southside with You,” “Barry”

Each of those projects made their subjects look smart, capable, kind and/or deserving of the spotlight. It’s the kind of Hollywood treatment rarely, if ever, afforded conservative politicians.

The Hulu series, “Mrs. America,” has critics describing the show’s depiction of pro-life icon Phyllis Schlafly as a “villain,” if not worse.

Now, it’s Michelle Obama’s turn for a potentially fawning, one-sided feature film. The source of the production, though, may surprise even cynical Hollywood observers.

Becoming | First Look | Netflix

“Becoming,” debuting May 6 on Netflix, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the former First Lady.

From Netflix:

BECOMING is an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.

The production shingle behind the film? Higher Ground Productions.

Yes, that’s the same company run by … Barack and Michelle Obama. Netflix shelled out a massive sum to partner with the former First Couple. The company’s first film, “American Factory,” earned awards season buzz last year but didn’t land a Best Documentary Oscar nomination.

RELATED: FLASHBACK: That Obama-Netflix Deal Won’t Be Political

Michelle Obama isn’t a politician, technically. She’s still a powerful presence on the political landscape. Many swoon over the notion she could be Joe Biden’s choice for Vice President, a possibility she continues to deny.

Imagine the blowback “Becoming” would receive, sight unseen, had a Republican politician created a movie division and produced a film focusing on him or her.

It would be deafening.

Will “Becoming” inspire a fraction of that reaction? Don’t count on it.

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38 Comments

  1. LOL! They left out part of the title. “Becoming” should be “Becoming a Fake Woman”. Michelle is really Mike a man who like Obama are both homosexuals. This whole show about Mike is a smoke screen to cover up the fact he is a dude to further BS America.
    I am so glad I got rid of my Netflix’s account. They have sold out America big time to be doing what they are with these two traitors and the sick things they stand for that completely un-American.
    WWG1WGA! QMap__dot__pub (For people who can think.) Not for the brain dead NPC snow flake zombie crowd that can’t.

  2. Who cares! Obammy is history and just anther cabana boy at his local Men’s Bathhouse. Obammy should release his college records and “Big Mike” should come out of the closet a a transvestite. Not a big Obammy fan as you can tell.

  3. I wonder how black people relate to the Kenyan traitor and his partner. Here he was, Obama in Chi Town 15 or so years ago. Not much to speak of. Suddenly propelled by more lies than Marx could think of, to the presidency. Now, after 8 years of being president and some time as a do nothing senator, the black people are still in the same boat as they started in, except for their ‘bama phones and Obozo is up living on Martha’s Vineyard in something around a $10 million home with all of those white people. How’s that Hope and Change working out for y’all?.

  4. More propaganda for the communists in America, from the biggest phonies the left has come up with so far. Please, can’t they just go away, and take Bill & Hill with you. (and Nancy, & Maxine & Chuck & Cuomo & Mika & Joe & too many to mention…

    1. Famous Moon Zappa Quote. You just sent me back in time ..Thanks! You know when libturds where taking down Frisco …Now look what there doing.

  5. “The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers
    behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the
    power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection
    that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.”

    Michelle Obama, a documented black separatist, is working to bridge our divides and spirit of connection? What complete rubbish.

  6. Netflix sells streaming service in Iran. Search the web for it.

    The Netflix offering in Iran tops the lists of biggest rip-offs by country since there are only about 2,000 titles, all approved by the oppressive mullahs; the monthly fee is equivalent to $10 US while average monthly household income is $885, or only $2 more than they need to get by; and their primitive internet infrastructure does not support streaming video.

    Connect the kickback-laundering dots: Iran pays Netflix for fake subscriptions with funds from Obama’s US-taxpayer-funded nuke-up-the-mullahs scam, and Netflix turns around to pay the Obama’s “production company.”

  7. These nauseating criminal narcissists may become worse than the Clinton Crime Family who they have learned well from. If Be Hussein O had been in the extremely unlikely role of CEO at any company anywhere, his tenure would have been short and failures on display to shareholders. That his wife is being held out as some paragon of virtue and fashion is a staggering leap of generosity.

  8. Socialist Porn is all it is… I wouldn’t watch it if I was forced to.These Terrorists need to be charged and Jailed for their crimes..

  9. Becoming what? A woman? She still has the very part that makes a man a man. I really have a hard time understanding what it is about her that makes the left swoon. She isn’t smart, she isn’t pretty, and her husband isn’t American.

  10. Does this “documentary” go far enough into the past to detail the process of Mike “Becoming” Michelle!?

  11. Wow… I wonder iff she’ll get fair treatment. From her own production company.

    I’ll be waiting with bated breath to ignore this one.

  12. I don’t know if this is a good idea for the Obamas – other than a for a money making endevour. If it results in a clamor for Michelle to be Joe’s running mate, it will open up all the Obama Administration cans of worms that have been buried by the bureaucracy and “sealed” in the Obama Library.

  13. Nothing says “bare-knuckled truth” like talking about oneself. When you just can’t trust anyone else with your own propaganda, grab the Wookie by the Johnson and do it yourself.

  14. Speaking of Ilhan “Turban” Omar, her verifiable crimes just thus far carry a 150-year prison term.

    Yeah, this crew of Muslim/Tranny icons is who I look up to.

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