Heads up: A Michelle Obama documentary is coming to Netflix this May.
“Becoming” is an intimate look at the former First Lady’s “life, hopes and connection with others” during her 34-city tour of her 2018 bestselling memoir of the same name. In the sneak peek posted on Apr. 27, Obama talks to a group of Black girls at a community event in Philadelphia. One asked her about going back to her normal life after her husband, former US Pres. Barack Obama got elected and was in office for eight years.
Obama said she’s accepted that she won’t be going back to the same track she was in before becoming First Lady. “It’s different. It’s different forever. So it’s not ‘getting back on track,’ but it’s creating my next track. I’m doing what you’re doing: What do I want to do? What do I care about? And it takes time to process your life and figure out what it all means.”
“So little of who I am happened in those eight years. So much more of who I was happened before,” she said.
Directed by Nadia Hallgren, the documentary will premiere on May 6. If it’s just as candid as the book, then we might shed happy tears out of admiration for Obama.