Every Sunday you can enjoy a new episode of this series. It is gaslit, the fiction that can be seen through Starzplay Directed by matt ross (Captain Fantastic) and whose protagonists are julia robert (back home) Yes Sean Penn (mystical river) in the roles of Martha Yes John MitchellPresident’s Attorney General Richard Nixon.
This fiction is based on the podcast Slow burning slate created by Leon Neyfakh and basically tells the true story of Martha Mitchell, one of the protagonists of recent US history who has been absolutely forgotten. A woman with a big personality, overwhelming and queen of Washington’s elites, who was never silent and manipulated information from the front lines.
Julia Roberts as Martha Mitchell in the “Gaslit” series. (starzplay)
Bob Woodwardone of the journalists who investigated the Watergate affair, described Martha in her book All the President’s Men (who wrote it with his colleague Carl Bernstein). He called her “The Greek chorus of the Watergate drama: the one that warned all who wanted to hear it.” It’s that Mitchell was the first to put forward the idea that the government of Nixon He was in a network of immense corruption.
The characteristics of the series Robbie Pickering What showrunner and when the project is launched Gas lighting commented : “Martha was the first and loudest voice to denounce the criminality of a corrupt presidential administration and was one of the most complex public martyrs of the time.”. A faithful description of the life of this woman who was treated by the politicians, the media and the high spheres of power of the time, as a deranged who should benefit from special treatment.
Sean Penn as John Mitchell in “Gaslit”. (starzplay)
John Mitchell, For his part, he held his position as attorney general of the presidency and was a confidant of Nixon. When his wife puts him on the alert about the president’s participation in Watergate, the man finds himself at the crossroads between endorsing his wife’s complaint, or on the contrary exposing it and continuing to support Nixon.
Martha wasn’t just “wife of”. She had made a place for herself among the inhabitants of Arkansas and knew how to surround herself with journalists but also with Hollywood stars. We saw him circulating around the talk shows television programs of the time, in which she clearly affirmed her position as a republican woman opposed to the communist advance in her country. He was also the one who handled all the jet set gossip, some harmless, and some dangerous that could shake more than one power.
Martha Mitchell was the victim of a smear campaign after exposing corruption within the Nixon administration. (starzplay)
Ms. Mitchell’s fate would change forever after a robbery of the Democratic National Committee offices in Washington in 1972, where a group of people looted key tapes and documents for the investigation against Nixon. One of those arrested was Ms Mitchell’s bodyguard, James McCord, who was said to be her lover.
After this event, Martha’s life began to decline when she became the subject of an organized smear campaign against her. She was accused of being a liar and ignorant and that none of her arguments could be considered accurate. When the series launched in the United States, julia robert He gave his opinion on his character and said: “I think (Martha) is the peach pit that no one ever paid attention to: everyone ate the peach and threw the pit away.” They complete the cast dan steven (The beauty and the Beast) as John Dean, Betty Gilpin (Shine) who plays Mo Dean and Camp Darby (Clifford the big red dog) like Marty Mitchell, among others.