Netflix teases documentary on Mitt Romney’s campaigns, family life
The new season of House of Cards won’t be only show hitting Netflix in the coming weeks. The on-demand giant teased the release of an upcoming behind-the-scenes documentary of Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful 2008 and 2012 campaigns.
The trailer for the documentary, MITT, was unveiled by Netflix on Wednesday. It begins with a clip of Romney on election night asking for President Barack Obama’s phone number as he prepared to concede defeat in the 2012 election and offers glimpses of debate preparation.
The trailer also focuses on his family life, humanizing the two-time candidate who was frequently derided by President Obama and his supporters. “If you don’t win, we’ll still love you,” one of his sons says in the trailer. “The country may think of you as a laughing stock, and we’ll know the truth. And that’s OK.”
The documentary was directed by Greg Whiteley, who had six years of access to Romney and his family. It was produced by Seth Gordon. MITT will be available to Netflix subscribers on Friday, January 24, 2014.