As modern society feels more and more divided by the day, documentaries such as Netflix's Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea feel more pertinent than ever.
Actress and comedian Chelsea Handler explores American society's problems with white privilege in a hard-hitting and provocative documentary that is sure to get people talking.
Thanks to a prosperous career that spans almost 20 years, Chelsea has accrued plenty of wealth over the years, something which she even refers to in the documentary but she deals with her self-proclaimed privilege expertly by pushing it to one side in Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea to allow the documentary to make its own point without that fact looming over the audience's heads.
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Who is Chelsea Handler?
As we briefly alluded to earlier, Chelsea Handler is an actress, comedian and TV presenter.
Since her career on screen began way back in 2001, she's gone onto appear in more than 25 films and TV shows in acting roles and has had way over 100 TV appearances as herself on talk shows, documentaries and stand-up comedy programmes.
Chelsea is renowned for her provocative and almost controversial nature in shows such as the Netflix original Chelsea and, of course, the new documentary Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea.
Chelsea Handler's net worth
According to celebritynetworth.com, Chelsea has earned herself $40 million over the years which obviously has led to her living a life of luxury.
You could argue that her wealth and the obvious privilege that comes with it, makes her the perfect candidate to present a documentary on white privilege.
Hello, Privilege. It's me, Chelsea
In a world where Donald Trump and Brexit are dividing two of the world's major countries, documentaries such as Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea are crucial in slowly healing the wounds between people who have been torn apart by the controversial politics of the 21st century, something which also dates even further back.
Chelsea Handler knows that she's privileged. In the trailer for the documentary, which you can watch above, she even states that "I'm as white as they come" to a room full of people of colour. Moments later in the trailer, she says that she's "a beneficiary of white privilege."
It's absolutely vital that she gets those facts on the table straight away. Why? So they can be thrown aside almost instantly.
That's because this isn't a documentary about getting Chelsea Handler to admit she's privileged but it's to get people talking about the subject so that, hopefully, white privilege and racism can eventually become a thing of the past.
This problem of ingrained white privilege isn't something that's going to be solved overnight but documentaries such as this are necessary baby steps in, hopefully, pointing society in the right direction.
Netflix's Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea released on the streaming service on Friday, September 13th, 2019.
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