Good news, Netflix fans: Hillary Clinton’s coming to a television near you.
Or, at least, her inspiration is.
As relayed by The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service is set to produce a series based on the former First Lady’s failed run for Oval Office glory.
After a bidding war, the ‘Flix is proud owner of the rights to Amy Chozick’s novel, Chasing HIllary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling.
Of course, in order for Hillary’s failure to have been an objective indication of a glass ceiling, Bill Clinton’s wife would had to’ve been, factually speaking, the very best female candidate who could ever exist.
I daresay there are more than a few who might argue she missed the acquisition of such status by more than a smidge.
On the other side is — of course — that possibility of her being, in fact, a horrible candidate that more than a hundred million Americans didn’t want at the helm.
Netflix may be moreso going with the other idea.
But the show won’t actually be about Hillary:
Unlike the book, the series will chronicle four female journalists who follow the every move of a parade of flawed presidential candidates, finding friendship, love and a scandal that could take down not just the presidency but our entire democracy along the way. Sources say that while the series is inspired by Chasing Hillary, the Netflix offering is not about Hillary Clinton or the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Chozick spent a decade of her life — from her late 20s to late 30s — covering Hillary Clinton, first for The Wall Street Journal during the 2008 election and then for The New York Times for 2016. Now she’s written a memoir about the period, Chasing Hillary — a sort-of Bridget Jones’s Diary meets What it Takes coming-of-age rom-com set on the campaign trail, with a tragic twist at the end (spoiler alert: Clinton lost). “I’m sure it’s going to piss off [both sides],” Chozick says. “I’m bracing for that.”
Will the program do the same? It remains to be seen.
Regardless, one thing’s certain about presidential loss: When you’re a candidate who not enough people in enough places like, you’re not going to win. That’s not a ceiling of glass; it’s one of stone — a stone called “democratic vote.”
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