Would you watch a documentary about the man who lost to President Barack Obama? Netflix is betting on it. After announcing their foray into original movies in October, the streaming company picked up director Greg Whitely’s (New York Doll) behind-the-scenes look at the Mitt Romney campaign in Mitt.
Whitely followed the former Massachusetts governor and his family for six years, culminating at his declaration of defeat in the 2012 presidential campaign. “So what do you think you say in a concession speech?” we see Romney informally polling his family.
“If you don’t win, we’ll still love you, the country may think of you as a laughing stock, and we’ll know the truth and that’s okay,” said one of his sons.
What fills the life of a presidential second fiddle? We see Romney ironing a shirt he’s already wearing, sleeping on the floor of an airplane, and slowly admitting defeat to President Obama: “He’s a very good debater, he’s a lot better than the other guys.”
Watch the trailer below:
Netflix will stream MITT on Jan. 24, 2014.