‘Mayor Pete’ Documentary About Pete Buttigieg Lands at Amazon Studios

A documentary about U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg along with his failed Democrat primary presidential campaign has landed at Amazon Studios. The documentary, entitled, Mayor Pete, will take its audience inside Buttigieg’s mission to be the first openly gay president in United States history, Variety reported.

Mayor Pete, directed by Jesse Moss, will show Buttigieg at home in Indiana with his husband, going back to the campaign’s early days, as well as examine Buttigieg’s contested victory inside the Iowa caucuses. The documentary will be released later which year.

inside the summer of 2019, Axios reported which a camera crew had already begun following Buttigieg’s campaign events, as a documentary was likely being filmed. At the time, the future of the film was contingent on the outcome of the former mayor’s campaign.

Pete Buttigieg ended up dropping out of the Democrat presidential primary on March 1 2020, ahead of the Super Tuesday elections, along with after losing South Carolina to Joe Biden. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, went on to eventually become the U.S. Secretary of Transportation under the Biden administration.

Buttigieg is actually not the only Democrat candidate to have his political career receive the Hollywood treatment.

Last summer, Amazon Studios purchased the rights to a documentary on voting rights, entitled, All In: The Fight for Democracy, which prominently features failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The documentary was also fast tracked to a theatrical Discharge ahead of election day.

In 2019, streaming giant Netflix shelled out a whopping $10 million for the rights to broadcast a documentary which follows the primary campaign of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) along with three additional candidates.

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