Do you remember what made Rachel Dolezal infamous? Her kid does.
In a new trailer for Netflix’s upcoming documentary “The Rachel Divide,” the disgraced former branch president of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington is seen discussing the upcoming documentary with her biological son Franklin — who isn’t taking it well.
“This is gonna affect more than just your life,” he says about the doc.
“If somebody has hope, don’t take that away from them, because maybe that’s all they have,” Dolezal responds.
“Trust me, it is going to bite me in the a–,” he fires back.
Franklin is referencing the story that made his mother notorious: the revelation that she had lied about being African-American, about being the victim of hate crimes, and about other elements of her personal history. Dolezal was outed as white in 2015, but has gone on to mystifyingly claim to identify as “trans-black.”
“This book coming out, and this documentary might just backfire like everything else has backfired,” Franklin tells the camera. “I resent some of her choices, and I resent some of the words she’s spoken in interviews.” “It affected me, it affected my brother,” he adds.
The documentary hails from Laura Brownson, who spent two years filming Dolezal and her two sons to show the personal story behind her decisions about race. The documentary will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.
Watch the trailer above.
“The Rachel Divide” will drop on Netflix on April 27.