Clinton mother and daughter co-sign the series Gutsy, apology for “empowerment”, made in the USA

Chelsea and Hillary Clinton. Apple+

As active defenders of women’s rights in their country, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton co-wrote a documentary series for Apple TV+, adapted from their bestseller of the same name.

In the months following the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States and after the successive controversies launched against her, Democrat Hillary Clinton withdrew from the public and political scene if not to associate herself with some cause. , so as to gradually forge a new image of itself. That of a warrior capable of overcoming defeats and turning the page. That of a fulfilled grandmother. That also of an active defender of women’s rights, whose fragility we know, in the very country of “empowerment” and freedoms. The previous term is fashionable. Not a magazine, not a series, not a documentary that does not mention it when it relates to women. What the documentary series in 8 episodes testifies Gutsyavailable on Apple TV+ today.

Brilliant idea

The idea is brilliant. First, because it is inspired by The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, a big book and commercial success of 2019 in which the former first lady and her daughter Chelsea salute, through a succession of portraits, the courage, the fights fought, the victories and the resilience – another fashionable term – of those who participated directly or indirectly in writing the great history of the United States. Then, because she skilfully stages an ideal of filiation, proximity and transmission via the complicit relationship between a mother, yet an ambitious politician, and her only daughter, herself a mother but also an ambitious lawyer. Finally, because the 8 episodes embodied by the amazing duo offer a selected selection of the heroines portrayed in the book, which they transform into unforgettable encounters.

Among them, writer and activist Glennon Doyle, ethologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall, actresses and producers Mariska Hargitay, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, businesswoman and influencer Kim Kardashian, rap star Megan Thee Stallion, but also the humorist Amy Schumer, or the journalist and feminist Gloria Steinem. The dynamics are perfect. The tone is friendly. The trajectories intersect. Things are said. The emotion is there. Anger sometimes. Hatred, never. Very American. A little cartoonish perhaps. But extremely effective and truly uplifting.

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