The Inquisitr reported in April that the documentary, Becoming, will air on Netflix on Wednesday, May 6. The former first lady’s doc is set to focus on the nationwide book tour for her 2018 memoir of the same name. Her tour, which included her being interviewed by celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Tracee Ellis Ross, took place from 2018 to 2019.
Hollywood Life shared that the documentary will also touch on Michelle Obama’s personal family life. Her husband, former President Barack Obama, will appear in the film, along with Malia.
After one of her mother’s shows from the tour, Malia is shown congratulating Michelle for another stellar appearance, revealing she frequently cried when she heard Michelle speak. Michelle then asked her eldest daughter, who she nicknames “little potato,” why the appearances always make her emotional. Malia told her mom she cries because she sees how the former first lady still inspires the fans who come to listen and see her.
“It’s always so, this has demonstrated in a way, it’s just like, ‘damn, those eight years [in the White House] weren’t for nothing,”‘ Malia told her mother.
After continuing to share the highlights from Michelle’s speech, Malia playfully rolled her eyes. She then said her mom’s decision to add a Stevie Wonder song to the shows also caused her to burst into tears.
In another clip, Malia and her younger sister, Sasha, were seated for an interview that took place in 2018. The two rarely accept interviews but used the opportunity to applaud their mother for sharing her memoir with the world.
“I’m excited for her to be proud of what she’s done,” Sasha said during the interview. “Because I think that that’s the most important thing for a human to do, is be proud of themselves.”
Malia also added she’s happy her mother now has the freedom to stand up for anything she believes in, now that her father is no longer in office. She said now that she’s “no longer facing that same scrutiny,” she’s now allowed to be herself more in public.
Since leaving the White House, Michelle has been blunt about several issues her family dealt with through the years, including the negativity they faced before and after Barack Obama served his two presidential terms.
Becoming will be one of Malia and Sasha’s first public appearances in recent years. They’ve both been focused on their studies, and recently wrapped up another school year. Malia completed her junior year at Harvard while Sasha ended her freshman year at the University of Michigan.