One of the best documentaries I’ve seen!! If campaign politics, relationships, and larger-than-life characters are of interest to you, you MUST see this film. It chronicles Anthony Weiner’s run for mayor of New York City in 2013 after he had been forced to resign from congress because of his sexting scandal. The documentary was supposed to depict his political redemption but it unfolds in a completely different way once he gets caught sexting again. He goes from leading in the polls to coming in dead last on election day.
I’ve never been a big fan of Anthony Weiner but after seeing this documentary, I consider him an incredibly smart, funny and dynamic politician. There’s something endearing about him. And I love Huma Abedin, his wife. I am pretty sure that if this movie would have been out prior to the election, he would have won (especially in light of the bozo we have now)!!
Another aspect of Weiner that I had not been aware of is his showmanship and fighting spirit. He’s absolute fearless (which is probably why he got into so much trouble in the first place).
The film is currently playing in major cities around the country and will be on Showtime in the Fall.