Apple Shares Trailer for 'Boys State' Documentary Coming to Apple TV+ on August 14

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Apple today shared the trailer for "Boys State," a political documentary that's set to be released in a limited number of theaters on July 1 and on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 14.


"Boys State" covers a week-long annual program where 1,100 17-year-old teenage boys in Texas participate in a mock exercise to build their own state government.
The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Boys State is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government.

Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope.
"Boys State," which Apple purchased earlier this year for $10 million, won the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, is one of the executive producers on the film.

In other Apple TV+ news, Apple signed an overall deal with "Defending Jacob" creator, executive producer, and showrunner Mark Bomback, which will see him producing new projects for Apple TV+.

"Defending Jacob" is said to be among one of the most popular shows on Apple TV+. Bomback previously worked on projects like "War for the Planet of the Apes," "Live Free or Die Hard," and "The Wolverine."

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NOW we are talking Apple. I got shivers watching this. I LOVE IT. A nice Ronald Reagan classic conservative send up. Looks like it's got a lot of drama between the progressive boys and the conservative ones, plus over the top elements. Exactly what I want to watch.
 
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NOW we are talking Apple. I got shivers watching this. I LOVE IT. A nice Ronald Reagan classic conservative send up. Looks like it's got a lot of drama between the progressive boys and the conservative ones, plus over the top elements. Exactly what I want to watch.
Basically, Facebook in drama form.
 
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Basically, Facebook in drama form.
Yeah, but this will be much more instructive than Facebook because these kids are serious about debating their sides and politicking. It's like a mini-microcosm of American politics being orchestrated by teenagers. Lord of the Flies'esque.
 
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Ar40

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Sometimes it feels like all that's on ATV+ is documentaries.
That's funny, because if you look through the content list the documentaries are absolutely dwarfed by the fictional drama and comedy.
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Facts don’t care about your feelings, as a wise young man is known to often say.

There are far more scripted productions than documentaries on Apple TV+.

I really enjoyed the Elephant Queen, though! Well done, and moving.
Okay, this is epic. Can I give you 1,000 upvotes for this post please?
 

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Boring! I want more action shows, not documentaries. I got free Apple TV+ for a year so it better be worth it

mee too. so far i've only been compelled to watch a couple eps here and there, but haven't finished anything. something about the presentation is very unappealing.
 
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