Michelle Obama’s Grammy award-winning and bestselling memoir Becoming chronicles the former First Lady’s life into three sections: Becoming Me, Becoming Us, and Becoming More.
The Netflix documentary consists of footage taken from her 34-city book tour, and going by this first trailer the focus seems very much on “Becoming More.” In brief flashes of footage, Obama speaks to young women in small rooms, sits in front of arena crowds, and continues to tell her story “unplugged for the first time.”
The documentary was initiated and overseen by the Obamas’ own production company, Higher Ground Prods., and is being distributed by Netflix, which has a business arrangement with the Obamas. According to Deadline, Becoming leaves no doubt Mrs. Obama isn’t exiting stage left any time soon – whether to fulfill many a Democrats’ dreams and return to the White House as the VP to her husband’s VP or blaze a new path in the culture.
Becoming premieres on Netflix May 6th.