Michelle Obama's Becoming: Everything you need to know about the former First Lady's Netflix documentary

5 May 2020, 17:37

By Sophie Thompson

Michelle Obama's new Netflix documentary 'Becoming' will look at her life in American politics as she gets candid about being the former First Lady.

Michelle Obama captured the hearts of us all as America's former First Lady when her husband Barack Obama became president, and now she's documenting her life under the political spotlight in her new Netflix documentary, Becoming.

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With the same title as her best-selling book, the unseen footage will take us through Michelle's life, from marrying Barack to raising children in the White House, and her accomplishments as First Lady, as well as the nitty gritty of her home life and childhood that usually goes unspoken about.

The documentary goes behind the scenes of life in the White House.
The documentary goes behind the scenes of life in the White House. Picture: Dia Dipasupil via Getty/Netflix

And while we haven't seen much of daughters Sasha and Malia since the family left the White House in 2016, the 56-year-old sits down for a rare interview with the girls, where they discuss how glad they are that their mum is "no longer facing that same scrutiny" as when they were the some of the most recognisable faces in the world.

Netflix has described the documentary as “an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House”.

Tweeting about the film's release, Michelle herself added: “This movie tells my story, from my childhood on the South Side of Chicago to my life today – and it celebrates the powerful stories of the people I met along the way.”

Where can I watch Michelle Obama's Becoming documentary?

The documentary will be streaming on Netflix from May 6.

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