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The Politician Trailer Exposes the Wild Side of School Politics

'The Politician' Trailer Exposes the Wild Side of School Politics

'The Politician' Trailer Exposes the Wild Side of School Politics

And gay kissing.

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The first trailer for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix show The Politician has just arrived, and it’s even more batshit crazy than we ever could have imagined.

The show follows aspiring student council president Payton, played by Ben Platt, as he does whatever it takes to win the election, a stepping stone in his long, long term plan of one day becoming President of the United States.

It’s immediately obviously that these high schoolers are taking this election far more seriously than is the norm — Platt frantically shows up at the house of his sick running mate (played by Zoey Deutch) in the middle of the night, demanding to know if it’s true that there’s a video of her calling a gay reporter “buttmunch,” before screaming “Dammit! This is all over now!”

In typical Murphy fashion, the show features a number of faces we all recognize from his past shows. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, and Dylan McDermott all play adults caught up in and contributing to this madness. Also rounding out the cast are Lucy Boynton, January Jones, Laura Dreyfuss, and the formidable Bette Midler.

The show also promises some gay kissing between Platt’s possibly-closeted character and a preppy guy we can only hope is his love interest, but very well may turn out to be a honey trap to sabotage his campaign.

All in all, it looks like the kind of wild ride fans of Glee or Popular are all-too familiar with, and The Politician’s September 27th release date seriously cannot come soon enough. 

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.