Apple TV + bought the rights to the Boys State documentary

Apple TV + bought the rights to the Boys State documentary

Apple TV Plus takes over new content: it's about Boys State documentary, which received a lot of praise from the last festival Sundance. The goal of the feature film is to explore how kids who are about to reach legal age feel to vote in the current US political climate.

In concrete terms, 4 of the 1,000 17-year-olds who participate in a demonstration, called The Boys State, organized by the American Legion, the largest association of veterans in America, are closely followed. During the week-long event, efforts are made to expand the political sense some boys, who are candidates to be elected, form alliances, make decisions and so on. The highest and most sought-after position is that of governor of the Texas Boys State (the "Texas Boys State").

Boys State is directed and produced by the spouses Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss, already quite well known in the documentary scene; Moss in particular has received multiple awards in ceremonies such as Sundance itself, SXSW and the Miami Film Festival. According to the rumors ofHollywood ReporterApple and its allied A24 production studio would pay $ 10 million in fees.

We don't know when the movie will be available on TV + yet, but it seems quite clear that Apple is not afraid to deal with delicate political and current affairs, at least for the USA. The Morning Show, which has received several nominations for the last Golden Globes, speaks of the ruthless world of information and intertwines with the ethical and moral dilemmas that triggered the #metoo movement; then there is Little America, an anthological series with Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley Dinesh), which tells stories of people who immigrated to America; and Hala, an immigration-based drama.