Barack and Michelle have been working behind the scenes.
Nearly one year ago, it was reported that Barack and Michelle Obama signed a deal with Netflix. Despite Chris Rock's initial fear that Barack might fret too deeply about his "rotten tomatoes" score while ignoring the world at large in the process, it would appear the Obamas are putting their new deal to good use. Today, the New York Times has revealed an outline of their production company Higher Ground Productions future plans, which includes seven projects for the streaming giant.
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While they've already confirmed they have no intention of targeting "the current presidential administration," the Obamas will be operating within the political spectrum, albeit avoiding any potentially inflammatory subject matter. “Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect and inspire us all,” explains Obama.
The New York Times has revealed detailed synopses of the seven projects, which include American Factory, a documentary about General Motors, Bloom, a post WWII film about "barriers faced by women and by people of color in an era marked by hurdles but also tremendous progress.” There's also a Frederick Douglass biopic on deck, Crip Camp, a documentary about the disability movement, and a preschooler-age series about nutrition around the world. Check out the full list and descriptions right here, via the New York Times.