Hillary Clinton 'Joins' #TGIT Thursdays in Shonda Rhimes-Produced DNC Video

Will Shonda Rhimes hot streak of hits continue unabated?

We’ll know come November 8 (aka Election Day), seeing how the powerhouse producer’s (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder) latest project — along with fellow Shondaland EP Betsy Beers — involved producing a short film about presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton that preceded her historic address at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Narrated by God himself Morgan Freeman, the 12-minute video found Clinton in a kitchen setting, discussing her upbringing, along with a variety of people — President Barack Obama, a 9/11 survivor and first responder, her husband Bill — offering humanizing details about the candidate, including her first experience being bullied. “There is no room for cowards in this house,” recounted Hillary, echoing her mother’s words about how she needed to go back outside and handle the situation.

As the narrative spanned her work on the Children’s Defense Fund, an undercover sting exposing unlawful segregation in Alabama schools and international initiatives on behalf of women’s rights, the film eventually worked its way to Clinton’s gig as Secretary of State under President Obama.

“Look at her. Look at her face,” implored Freeman’s voiceover, alongside an image of Clinton in the situation room, in the moments before U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden. “She’s carrying the hope and the rage of an entire nation.”

“It is an honor to provide America with an intimate portrait of Hillary,” said Rhimes, in a statement released by Clinton’s campaign in advance of the film. “Everyone already knows the powerhouse – now, with this piece, everyone will also get to know the person.”

“Producing this film was a major highlight of my career,” added Beers, “and I am incredibly honored that the campaign entrusted us with the responsibility. It is beyond inspiring to see this amazing woman secure the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.”

OK, but who’s in charge of B613? (We kid! We kid!)

What did you think of the Rhimes/Beers-produced short film? Grade it in our poll below, then sound off in the comments! (We’ll add video as soon as it’s available!)

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11 Comments
  1. Swear says:

    What, not a word about emails?????

  2. Care says:

    I love Hillary and am a staunch supporter, but the film jumped from subject to subject without enough explanation for those that had not watched the convention every night.

  3. Stuart Lord says:

    This film is an awesome tribute to a woman whose work so hard to make America great I stand with Hillary Clinton

  4. Dani says:

    Shonda is superb ar creating fiction!

  5. Laura says:

    She should wear her hair like that more often, it softens her image, I think. Makes her seem more approachable. The helmet hair has never done her any favours. I enjoyed this video, it made me very nostalgic. As a teenager in that era, I remember admiring her greatly as she evolved the role of First Lady into something more than just an honorary title. Like her or hate her, no one can ever accuse her of ever giving up, she’s certainly tenacious.

  6. Debra Essing says:

    I always knew she is awesome, now hopefully millions of Americans will know. You missed the part where she worked at the fishery in Alaska and the Asian woman told her she was working too slow. Great job !!!!!!!!!!

  7. Deserttrek says:

    great fiction and having the racist morgan freeman narrate makes it truly a work of garbage propaganda

    the crankles supporters must be wetting their panties in excitement