So, The Politician — which threw this “intimate, early screening” in New York — is revving its hype machine early, as it doesn’t even premiere on Netflix until September. It’s a Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk joint where each season focuses on a different race the same candidate is entering. It stars Ben Platt (he won the Tony for Dear Evan Hansen), Lucy Boynton, Zoey Deutch, Jessica Lange — in a role Barbra Streisand turned down to work on her album — and allegedly Gwyneth Paltrow; Wikipedia says Bette Midler, Dylan McDermott, January Jones, and and Judith Light, Queen of All Things, are going to appear in some capacity as well. And… yep, well done, Event For The Politician, because I did just turn this post into a PSA about you. JOB DONE.

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