New York’s infamous Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is stepping onto the silver screen — and no, we aren’t talking about her dance video, either. AOC is being featured in a new Netflix documentary called “Knock Down the House.”
Yes, that’s right, even if it seems a little bit odd. Apparently someone out there thinks AOC is important enough to warrant filmmaking.
Perhaps it’s a cautionary tale?
- “Knock Down the House” was funded via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that raised just $28,111. (This is a great time to remind everyone of the fact that a veteran managed to raise nearly $13 million dollars for the border wall in just as little time… what a difference in support!)
- The documentary goes behind the scenes to cover the lives of four women, including AOC, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearengin, as they campaigned for roles in politics in 2018. All are Democrats, but only AOC won.
- Shockingly, “Knock Down the House” brought in several million dollars at the Sundance Festival. Of course, this iconic event is a little bit like the “gathering of the Left” every year, so the values aren’t really surprising.
- Netflix later stepped in and bought the rights to the film for a staggering $10 million — the most paid to any documentary ever. This was a lucky break for the creators; there’s no way they could have made it on the initial Kickstarter alone.
- “Knock Down the House” is essentially just what you think it would be: a very clearly Left-leaning documentary specifically structured to paint a carefully manicured image of AOC. Parts of it are somewhat revealing, but ultimately, it’s the same questionably cultivated PR spin we see elsewhere, too.
Yes, the world IS watching AOC right now. Of course, she thinks it’s because she’s doing groundbreaking work. We all know it’s more likely because watching her bungle her way through Congress is a bit like watching a natural disaster unfold: you can’t quite take your eyes away, even though it’s horrifying.
Will you watch?