The first episode of the feature series about Martha Mitchell, the first person to publicly condemn Nixon's involvement in the Watergate affair, was broadcast on a cable television Starz. "Gaslit" is a lesson in politics and the real power of television.
Months ago, the media published news about the production of the series "Gaslit" due to the sensational acting transformation of Sean Penn and Julia Roberts. Although Hollywood actors are increasingly freeing themselves from prejudices about television and accepting roles without fear of damaging the film's image, series like "Gaslit" allow them to rarely enjoy the lavish talent of film faces.
If you add to the dream team the politics and scandal that led to the only deviation from the power of an American president in history, you simply will not be able to resist this political thriller. Someone smart noticed that a good two-hour film was "drowned" in Starz's series, but that viewers were simply mesmerized by the actor's performance.
Julia Roberts has once again shown why she has been at the very top of the list of the highest-paid actresses for several decades. She previously appeared in Amazon's "Homecoming" series, and now, together with her colleague Penn, she justifies all the hype surrounding the release of the limited edition "Gaslit" series.
Although the story of the affair from the 1970s is conceived upside down, the two of them are so good that all the script flaws cease to be important.
If it weren't for Martha, there would be no Watergate.
Created as an adaptation of the podcast "Slow Burn", the series "Gaslit" in eight episodes tries to tell a lesser-known story about the events surrounding the Nixon affair with wiretapping of political opponents from the Democratic Party in the Watergate apartment complex.
Martha Mitchell was the eccentric wife of John Mitchell, the state's attorney during Nixon's tenure. The sweet-spoken woman wore lavish dresses, and cat-eye glasses, and was extremely influential because she often publicly criticized the policies of the American president.
In her interviews, she manipulated the emotions of the audience, and spoke about the war in Vietnam with ease, as if talking about time. Television simply adored her. Martha was a pop icon, more praised in public than Pat Nixon.
In an interview in 1977, the American president said: "If it weren't for Martha, there wouldn't be Watergate either." Although she was affiliated with Nixon's party, Martha was the first person to publicly condemn Nixon's involvement in Watergate, which completely changed her life.
When her husband tried to hide the details of the scandal, she became suspicious, trying to warn reporters. She then told her wife to get another wife if she wanted to have one by her side who was silent.