Netflix just paid 10 million dollars for the rights to a documentary featuring the Democratic Party’s rising star, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez a Congresswoman out of the NY. Netflix reportedly paid for the documentary after it was featured at the Sundance Film Festival.
The documentary called “Knock Down the House,” seems ironic that a new Freshmen Congressional Delegate would have a documentary made about her and have it featured on such a prestigious platform, but she is their parties new celebrity.
She is most recently well known for her “Green Deal.” Where she puts forward a plan to do away with fossil fuel usage in the United States in the next ten years, and talks about establishing a living wage for those who are “unwilling to work.”
The documentary actually follows the elections of four delegates from around the country and their trials backgrounds during the grassroot campaigns of each. From West Virginia, Nevada, Missouri, and New York, Jean Swearingen, Cori Bush and Amy Vilela are also featured.
Ocasio worked as a bartender before she put a thrashing on Joe Crowley, a 10 term Democratic incumbent in the New York’s 14th Congressional District. Crowley at the time of his defeat was the fourth ranking Democrat in the House. Ocasio has worked as a book publisher, a waitress, been involved in community activism, and worked on the 2016 Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign.
She is a self avowed socialist, She is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. 10 Million dollars is the highest amount ever paid for a documentary for any subscription service like Netflix or HBO. In May of 2018, Barrack Obama signed a deal to work for Netflix, and as the unofficial leader of the Democratic Party and someone who endorsed Ocasio, it could be a reason for such a high price for the deal, bringing light to her plight during the election using multimedia is a pretty often used tool of both political parties.
Written by Charles C