Fresh off his memoir that just happened to come out around the same time that he announced his presidential exploratory committee, Pete Buttigieg apparently has a documentary in the works!
A production company called Story Syndicate is currently working on a documentary about Buttigieg, sources familiar with the project tell Axios. The independently backed film will reportedly follow the Indiana mayor on his “rise to national attention,” chronicling his 2020 presidential campaign from the Democratic debates in Miami to…well, whatever happens next. There’s literally so much campaign time left. You ever just stop and think about how there’s another six or seven months until we even get to start voting for these people? Flames! On the side of my face!
Anyway, it’s not clear if the documentary — by filmmakers Liz Garbus of the Oscar-nominated What Happened, Miss Simone? and Dan Cogan, co-producer of the Academy Award-winning Icarus — will ever see the light of day as it hasn’t yet found distribution and “its future is contingent on the outcome of the campaign,” per Axios’ sources. There are plenty of potential narratives built into Buttigieg’s campaign — that he would be the youngest Democratic presidential nominee in American history, that he would be the first openly gay president of the United States — that could conceivably lead to a watchable documentary à la HBO’s Running with Beto or Netflix’s Knock Down the House, which prominently featured Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s path to Congress, but he’d probably have to win the 2020 election, or at least secure the Democratic Party’s nomination first.
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