Netflix Documentary: Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” is star-studded tearjerker

Michelle and Oprah shine in Netflix documentary/Oprah.com

First Lady releases solid documentary.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

CHICAGO — “Tadow! How you like me now?” Named after her 2018 memoir, Michelle Obama’s Netflix documentary, “Becoming,” is a star-studded tearjerker that feels stagy in spots; mainly because through the years she’s learned to “be much more scripted” to curtail media scrutiny. But the ‘Girl Power’ conception is still must-see TV for female observers in particular. As she embarks upon her book excursion, the quondam First Lady takes viewers on an invigorating expedition of trials and tribulations.

Case in point, Michelle was once told by a guidance counselor she “wasn’t Princeton material” due to her urban milieu as a proud native of Chicago’s South Side. Michelle, who some called an “angry black woman,” was also reluctant to date Barack Obama when they worked together at a ‘Windy City’ law firm.

But, thanks to racial suppositions and peer pressure, their fusion was deemed inevitable. “That’s just what they are waiting for,” Michelle recalled, referring to her nosy co-workers. “You two love each other, don’t you? You’re black, he’s black. This will be great.”

From the outside looking in, the Obamas are the epitome of conjugal bliss. But, shortly after taking residence at the White House, Barack and Michelle were relegated to marriage counseling because, despite their reciprocal lifestyle and political synergy, they have problems just like everyone else.

“I was one of those wives who thought, ‘I’m taking you to marriage counseling so you can be fixed, Barack Obama.’ Because I was like, ‘I’m perfect,'” Michelle explained during an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon. “I was like, ‘Dr. X, please fix him.”

“And then, our counselor looked over at me,” she continued.

“I was like, ‘What are you looking at? I’m perfect.’ But marriage counseling was a turning point for me, understanding that it wasn’t up to my husband to make me happy, that I had to learn how to fill myself up and how to put myself higher on my priority list.”

In addition to airing her marital laundry, Michelle spends the majority of the broadcast popping off motivational lectures while addressing college-bound students and constituent groups. One-on-one chinwags with Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King are also interspersed throughout the documentary.

Then, as the proverbial cherry on top, Michelle lambasted African American voters for failing to make an impact on the 2016 election. “It wasn’t just in this election, but every midterm,” she ranted. “Every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up.”

Directed by Nadia Hallgren, “Becoming” is now available via Netflix.

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45 comments

  1. Tessie Roberts

    Becoming is the most inspirational show I’ve seen lately. Ms Obama is a role model for so many people. She is classy. Great documentary.

  2. Even the left calls this turkey of a doc “paper thin”.

  3. This is a powerful documentary. Enjoyed every bit of it. Wow

  4. Damn MO has a nice shape. Combined with beauty and brains. I need a lady like her to be my wife and compliment me in future.

  5. The Greatest Evil

    please netflix, why did you even broadcast this shit, is netflix this desparete that they resort to broadcasting this utter crap?

  6. The title actually reads…Transition from man, becoming a woman.

  7. So positive and amazing to watch. I miss the Obama family and how they were always giving a message of hope without putting others down.

  8. I wounder if Netflix will commission or buy a documentary that puts the Trump family in good light? OF the last two Dem President’s one was a rapist and the latest was a conspirator in a coup d’é·tat. And their WOKE educated wives went right along with them LOL

  9. MICHELLE OBAMA? I love that dude.

  10. minimal synthisizer

    Everybody loves her except idiots

  11. Melanie could never. Michelle Obama ❤️

  12. Bet she’ll be running for president. Biden drops out, Michelle drops in. Check the move.

  13. JR Army Infantry

    Yep, I just got rid of my Netflix account because of this. Fk the Obama’s especially this silver back.

  14. Just hear to read the comments from the plumbers, army enlisted, forklift drivers and ITT tech grads who will never be as accomplished as Michelle and hate themselves for it.

  15. Had she run for President instead of Hillary & Joe we wouldn’t even have Trump she would have mopped the floor with him

  16. P R O P A G A N D A

  17. Christian Coach

    Michelle! Michelle! Michelle! What a role model! She’s got a lot of life ahead of her and I’m looking forward to seeing how she’s going to continue to make contributions to the black community.

  18. stephen storey

    Becoming what?

  19. She was the best First Lady of the past 2 decades. Michelle Obama is an incredible woman! I love her & Barack! I can’t wait to watch this!

  20. Best First Lady Ever!!

  21. Earlando Johnson

    Lawd, I miss the Obamas being in office! 😭❤️💯

  22. I AM SICK OF MICHELLE AND BARACK TRYING TO SPEAK SLANG TO US LIKE WE DONT SPEAK ENGLISH , BUT THEY DONT TALK LIKE THAT IN FRONT OF OTHER RACES , I BET THIS DOCUMENTARY IS MORE ABOUT HER SHAMING BLACK PEOPLE FOR THE OBAMAS NOT IMPROVING THE CHICAGO ECONOMIC PROBLEM BY HIDING THE BLACK STORES NEEDING LOANS SO THE ARABS CAN STAY IN BUSINESS

  23. how to waste your time? watch netflix

  24. Just watched it. ❤️ powerful, inspiring, makes me feel hopeful for the future.

  25. What did she actually accomplish? Not being an asshole, just want to know

  26. Aboriginal Rebel

    becoming ‘A WOMAN’ 😮😮

  27. I hope netflix didn’t pay for this political commercial. Waste of money. Her husband is a war monger blackmail victim.

  28. Alejandra Jimenez

    I love her 😩❤️

  29. Female version of Patrick Ewing, that is one ugly ass bitch.

  30. 🤪 now I am wondering…..would Netflix ever bring a documentary about the actual First Lady? 🤔 what would be included? Her inspiration for a modern woman? Her engagement for…..perhaps somebody can tell for what she puts her engagement in….I don’t even know. Wasn’t it bullying in the internet? 😳 think she is already busy with her husband……

  31. Robert Rodriguez

    WOW ! so she had time to film a documentary while her husband associated with ANTI AMERICANS & the economy was being DRIVEN to the ground ! what a JOKE !

  32. Love her! Wish she runs for President!!

  33. Christian Bozwell

    Oh well, back to Trumptardville.

  34. This documentary was inspirational! Awesome job! I was in tears throughout my viewing until the end.

  35. Becoming what? The wife of the most corrupt president ever?

  36. Beautiful family❤️ she’s definitely the most influential First Lady!!! Miss the OBAMA family 😭

  37. This is a must watch, it made me proud, angry and most of it made me cry 😭

  38. I cried watching this😢 best first lady 😀

  39. When will the Obamas leave the white house?

  40. This bitch didn’t do anything besides marry someone who became famous, and the media props her up. Weird

  41. Jessica L. Benjamin

    I miss the days when we had a smart, classy family in the White House like the Obamas.

  42. Sooo…. when is Michelle going to run for president? I wish she would now. She would rip trump a new one. No way she would lose

  43. I’m sure Melania will get a Netflix documentary one day(Sarcasm)

  44. A documentary about Becoming a man❤
    Good for him. Or her. Whatever.

  45. leslie Elsasser

    Cried my entire way through. I forgot what kindness, hopefulness and love looked like in leaders. The energy, forward thinking, and inclusitivioty that the Obama’s displayed seems like a lifetime ago. She will always be a leading, elegant and inspirational First Lady!

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