You know we’re big fans of Ben Platt here at Gush About. After his star-making role in “Dear Evan Hansen” to his terrific debut solo album “Sing to Me Instead”, he comes up with a winner again with “The Politician”, in cahoots with Ryan Murphy.
Platt plays Payton Hobart, running for President of his high school, a starting point for him on his “inevitable” path to the White House. Of course, things do not go smoothly.
Jessica Lange, as always, steals the show, at least in the trailer, saying “I don’t understand why calling a gay man a ‘butt munch’ was such a scandal. That’s what gays do. Munch butts and celebrate Halloween.”
The show debuts September 27th on Netflix: