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Netflix to Release Ocasio-Cortez Documentary May 1

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Photo: Wiki Commons)

April 15, 2019 By Alexa Beyer

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already a social media and TV sensation.

On May 1, you can watch on Netflix how she gained that prominence and rose to power.

“Knock Down the House” shows Ocasio-Cortez’s time on the campaign trail leading up to her historic primary upset against powerful incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley.

The congresswoman’s campaign is one of the four political bids by progressive female candidates that the Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary follows.

Netflix acquired the rights to the film back in February for a record $10 million—the biggest documentary sale ever brokered at a film festival.

Director Rachel Lears said the platform will allow the film to “reach huge audiences worldwide, including viewers who may not usually watch independent documentaries.”

“We’re also very excited to be working with Netflix on a campaign to spark wider cultural conversations about our democracy and how it can continue to evolve,” Lears said in a statement.

Ocasio-Cortez spoke to the attendees at the Sundance Film Festival via live feed when the film was screened in January.

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Optics

Could someone please reassure me that the majority of Sunnyside residents are decent, thoughtful people, and that the racist/ignorant commenters here are either trolls or outliers?

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I voted for AOC!

Common misconception that poor people vote for AOC, I can say I’m in the higher income bracket and I love her. I think she’s loved by the you her generation that will eventually have to deal with climate change.

Young people were very present in the last election, lots of twenty somethings for sure.

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Fear is the mind killer

AOC is everything the Trump loving boomers fear most:

* Want to help the middle class
* Wants to end taxpayers subsidizing big business
* Female
* Intelligent
* Will survive past 2030

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Resident

The only place she will survive past 2020 (forget 2030) is behind a bar somewhere.

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haha bartender get it

that was something Trump tweeted some weeks ago and Trumptards just have to keep repeating it? it’s a little stale

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Yeah when her father died she worked 2 jobs to support her mother.

I guess we should criticize her for that?

Trump already established that you don’t need any political experience to hold office.

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You L7 Squares

If half you 3/4 of you stable geniuses can do what AOC has done, and on her level then stop pecking at your keyboards and do it. A lot of you are talking a whole lotta shit and probably don’t have the audacity to do anything like she did.

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Maria

Ah yes ,the ‘Aggressive Progressive ‘speaks .Bullying not acceptable in any form.

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CarmeloManning

What has she done again?

Just get elected by a district that no one came to vote in? Build a social media following?

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You L7 Squares

Uh oh, I can hear more heads of the sunnyside trumptard faction exploding over this. They have the sads and hate women who are more powerful and well-liked than they are by their own mother’s and family as whole. Sad! Oh man…there’s goes one more head…LOL snowflakes!!!

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Gardens Watcher

Congrats to Rachel Lears, the director, for raking in $10M from Netflix. Capitalism is alive and well, and was pretty profitable for Lears.

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BR

Go out and vote !!!!
If you did not vote in the primary- you are the one to blame for this AOC madness. She is a total embarassment to our district.
Historic low voter turn out plus a well organized Soros funded campaign took down asleep at the wheel Crowley.
We all need to wake up and put an end to this next time at the polls.

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Is there any evidence at all George Soros had anything to do with this?

Or just more bigoted dog whistles from Trump Lovers?

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groan

They’ve done horror movies for a while. Are Trumptards even this horrible at humor?

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Mamacita

Got no desire to watch a nonense film on someone who hasnt done a darn thing . Really now !! Who really voted for her cos it wasnt ME !!

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Kenji

This should be fun, watching all the angry conservative cranks throw their toys out of the stroller.

Less fun: the threats of violence and hate.

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MJ Drage

AOC documentary. She was born. Got an education. Got elected. Can’t do the job. Run time 10 minutes. Waste of time and energy.

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lol

Why can’t she do the job? She has as much political experience as the president…

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Princess Vespa

So it’s like one of those commercials shown in between movies on TCM.

(Liza Minnelli talking about her mother Judy Garland for the umteenth time)

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Tell us more about how nationalism is bad, Trump lover

Is there a more pandering nationalist than Trump? Where’s his documentary?

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Princess Vespa

And I’m just *here* to see the oh, so smart Democrats further butcher the English language.

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Princess Vespa

More people who think they are better than everyone else butchering the English language, please.

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Big [email protected]

Oh no how with the 8th largest publicly-traded Internet-based company survive without you?!

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Nice

I just hope that she will make sunnyside as sanctuary city and make more shelters for undocumented immigrants from south America, and entire world. Sunnyside need at least 2 million more undocumented immigrant for itself; ans with AOC, we can make that happen. Entire world, specially people who watch the news and want to come to US knows what is going on sunnyside NY, kick out Amazon for her supporters and poor people. Entire world focus on this place now.

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Princess Vespa

Why do you think we need ANY squatters in this neighborhood??? Stop giving them such a respectful title, they are SQUATTERS!

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Burger King Gang

Good thing most of her supporters don’t read what the Trumptards post here.

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GroundHog Day

Got news for you: There are plenty of Dems (or former Dems these days) who were were never Trump supporters who know this woman is a fool. She is in way over her head. The voters will put her back where she belongs (behind the bar).

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Anonymous

Any moment now the barely literate Trumpers will spit there Bile and disgust. They have AOCDS.

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CarmeloManning

“Barely literate”

Proceeds to use wrong use of there, they’re and their

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joewillywilly

AOC’s ignorance speaks for itself. No need for anyone to spit bile and disgust. Leaders of her own party make it clear she’s a fringe player. Only shills or those with a personal interest in her success bother to prop this opportunist up.

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Disgusted Independent

Why is everyone who isn’t a fanboy of AOC automatically labeled a “trumper”? Anyone with common sense can see that she’s as bright as a turnip who is only popular because she knows how to use the media and twitter. What has she really done for this district? Oh wait, turn away billions of future tax revenue is what.

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Gwen stacy

what has she really done to show in the documentary that makes her really stand out?? i mean i’m really asking she just got into office and she really only won cause no one really went out to vote. AOC i feel is going to hype herself out so much that when its time to show what she has done we are all going to be upset cause she wont be able to deliver what she promise. Shes like the great OZ all smoke and curtains so far..

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Anonymous

She has no clue as to what she should be doing. She sticks her nose in business that does not concern her or her district. She has no common sense. What a waste of a topic.

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stan chaz

Yep, the feisty lady has vision, personality, intelligence – and guts. More power to her.
In David versus Goliath fashion, she toppled the third-ranking Democratic Congressman in the House, who had lost touch with the people of his district.

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It literally is though

A personalized documentary fully funded by a left-leaning media giant. Cortez had to have cooperated with Netflix to make this happen.

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revelatory

“had to have cooperated”? They were filming her with her consent…I think that’s obvious.

Was it propaganda for the 3 other women that take up 3/4ths of the film, that LOST their races? Strange propaganda huh? Not very effective.

Or is it just that you conspiracy theory is of Alex Jones level credibility?

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