Former First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton poses backstage before her conversation with Kara Swisher at the 92nd Street Y on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
I didn’t want to watch the new Hillary Clinton docu-series. Appropriately titled “Hillary,” I knew the four-part series would be a slog through biased storytelling that would leave out major chunks of the story in order to make Clinton look like something she was unable to come off as during her 2016 run: human.
The timing of the release also bothered me. Why is a documentary releasing about Clinton now? Years after her loss and with the 2020 elections right around the corner, it was a weird time to release a humanizing look into Clinton’s life and 2016 presidential run — a narrative the docu-series flip flops between — and I struggled to understand the reason.