4. Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea
Release Year: 2019
Directed By: Alex Stapleton
Starring: Chelsea Handler
Release Date: Friday, Sept. 13
Ever since releasing her latest memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me, earlier this year, Chelsea Handler has been on a quest to learn and share what she’s learned with the world. She’s traded her usual material for an open and honest dialogue about therapy, mental health, politics and everything in between. In her newest collaboration with Netflix, Handler takes an incisive look at white privilege, what it means and how she has contributed to the problem.
Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea finds Chelsea Handler digging deeper into the issue of white privilege in the United States, which simply means that there’s a societal privilege that offers more benefits to white people than to people of color. In the documentary, Handler speaks with individuals about their experiences and looks into how her life and career has benefited from white privilege. The comedian will also present solutions to help alleviate the issue from continuing to grow out of hand and go without the acceptance or acknowledgment.
Handler’s documentary Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea follows three previous collaborations with the streaming giant: stand-up comedy special Uganda Be Kidding Me, documentary series Chelsea Does and two-season talk show Chelsea. The documentary has a running time of just over an hour and makes for an excellent companion to Handler’s new best-seller, as well as the rest of her Netflix titles that are still streaming. Hello, Privilege may not be a movie, but it’s definitely one of the best new titles coming to Netflix this September.