Entertainment media’s obsession with first female presidents continues to spiral out of control.
Netflix’s new film, First Ladies, starring Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro, focuses on the rise of the “first female president” who also happens to be lesbian. With the motto, “Behind every great woman … is another great woman,” the show follows Aniston and Notaro as the President of the United States and her … wife.
This is yet another example of the dose of #resistance that has been generously added to modern entertainment. Notaro’s previous work, including the Amazon series One Mississippi, focuses on anti-Christian material, racism, tearing down Trump supporters, and calling conservatives extremist. First Ladies will most likely go down the same path.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Notaro said that she struggled with incorporating the concept of President Trump into her show. She said, "There isn't anybody in the in the writers room who is a fan, to say the least. I really struggled with it. I wanted to say anything but his name." In one scene in her series, her character calls herself a "Trump refugee."
Netflix also is further establishing itself as a hotbed of political statements, both with this film and with the Obamas, who the streaming company just signed on for a multi-year contract.
Comedian Tig Notaro will write the script, while both Aniston and Notaro will produce it, alongside Will Ferrell.