The New Anthony Weiner Documentary Trailer Is Here And It Looks Better Than A Boner In Boxer Briefs

Hey, remember Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman who tweeted a photo of his hard dick — specifically, his boxer-brief clad boner — resigned from office, then had his run for mayor of New York cut short by a sexting scandal? Well, he can now add “movie star” to his fascinating resume, as the new documentary, Weiner, is set to debut on May 20 — and it’s being heralded by critics as the best ever documentary about a political campaign. From the look of the just released trailer, it’s easy to understand why this fast-paced, immersive, unflinching look at Weiner’s last stand won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Weiner, a New York Democrat and husband to top Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, was a rising star when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representative in 1998. Known for his passionate speeches, moderate positions, and demanding expectations of his staff, the shit hit the fan in 2011, when Weiner publicly tweeted a photo of his bulge to a woman he had been messaging with. After initially claiming the photo wasn’t his and that he had been hacked by someone pulling a prank — likely story, buddy — Weiner finally ‘fessed up to posting the pic and to having “exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years.” When yet another dick pic was leaked, Weiner resigned from office. But that scandal was only the beginning…

In 2013, just a few months after he entered the New York City mayoral race, it was revealed that Weiner had sent explicit photos under the absolutely hilarious pseudonym “Carlos Danger” to a 22-year-old woman named Sydney Leathers, one of three women he admitted to sexting graphic photos in the aftermath of the 2011 scandal. (Full disclosure: Leathers is a Frisky contributor.) Weiner was filmed over the course of his mayoral campaign and captures both his hard go at a political comeback and the scandal that left him with a mere five percent of the votes on election day. It’s worth noting, however, that the documentary was directed by Weiner’s chief of staff, so while it may be a revealing look at Weiner’s life and campaign, it probably won’t be the full story.

[Deadline]