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Jennifer Anniston Will Play A Lesbian US President In Netflix Film

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Jennifer Anniston Will Play A Lesbian US President In Netflix Film

There have been a bunch of women play the President of the United States of America, on screens both big and small. Julia Louis-Dreyfus became Commander in Chief for Veep, Sela Ward took on the role for Independence Day: Resurgence and Elizabeth Marvel was the leader in Homeland.

Those are just a few of the female US Presidents that fiction has offered us thus far, in lieu of an equivalent IRL, but a new Netflix movie hopes to push the boundaries a little further.

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Jennifer Anniston is set to play the first lesbian US President, with Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) co-starring as her First Lady.

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The Hollywood Reporter says the Netflix film is set to be a political comedy.

Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Betsy Koch have also signed on to help the project.

Notaro and her wife Stephanie Allynne pitched the story to movie studios and are writing the script together. It seems as though the story was popular with everyone, as Variety reports that there was a bidding war, which was eventually won by Netflix.

Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro (l-r). Credit: PA
Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro (l-r). Credit: PA
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A press release from the streaming service says: "When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they'll prove that behind every great woman... is another great woman."

Back in real life, plenty of people were hoping that Hillary Clinton was going to become the first female President of the US in 2016 - however, as we all know, that went to Donald Trump.

Who knows whether she'll run again in 2020, but it didn't take long for people to start speculating and gunning for another candidate: Oprah Winfey.

Fans thought that the TV personality was laying the groundwork for a run for the big seat during her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.

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She told the crowd: "For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up. Your time is up."

Following the rousing talk, two of Oprah's friends told CNN that she was 'actively thinking' about becoming a candidate.

However, people's dreams were dashed less than a month later when she told InStyle Magazine: "I've always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it's not something that interests me. I don't have the DNA for it."

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Look, we're still hoping it's a 'never say never' situation but I guess we'll know in time.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Inspirational, LGBT, Jennifer Aniston, US President, Lesbian, Netflix

Stewart Perrie
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