Stormy Daniels Documentary ‘Stormy’ Is Now Streaming on Peacock

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Following its SXSW premiere earlier this month, Sarah Gibson’s documentary about Stormy Daniels, the porn star who made national headlines when it was revealed that Donald Trump‘s lawyer Michael Cohen paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about her alleged affair with the former president — is now available to stream on Peacock.

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“Stormy” delves into how Daniels navigated motherhood and her career while grappling with the aftermath of her alleged sexual relationship with Trump. Most of the 110-minute film was shot in 2018, after Trump had already assumed the presidency but while the Daniels scandal was still hanging over him. The hush money revelation resulted in Daniels filing a lawsuit against Trump, claiming that the non-disclosure agreement she had signed in reference to the alleged affair was invalid. Trump continued to deny the allegations and accused Daniels of lying, leading her to file a second lawsuit against him on libel charges, though the second suit was dismissed. In August 2018, Cohen reached a plea deal with prosecutors regarding his involvement in silencing Daniels.

During the movie’s SXSW premiere on March 8, Judd Apatow, who executive produced the doc via his Apatow Productions, described the film as both a “political documentary and a character study.”

“A lot of footage was being shot as everything was happening with Trump during his presidency,” Apatow said while introducing the film at Austin’s Stateside Theater. “You get a fly-on-the-wall view of what it was like for her as the story exploded, and the effect it had on her life.”

In his review, Variety chief film critic Owen Gleiberman writes that the movie “replays the scandal with a kind of breathless, furrowed-brow, tabloid-meets-serious-news propulsive documentary ‘excitement.'”

“’Stormy’ shows you what the scandal looks like from inside the sensationalist bubble of fame,” he continues, “and by the end of the film you may be a little bit ashamed of us all.”

Stream “Stormy” on Peacock.

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