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ONTD Original: During the Formula 1 Season, Watch Some of These Racing Documentaries

Have you gotten on the right side of history and watched Netflix’s best messy/shady show Formula 1: Drive to Survive? Are you tired of OP talking about it? Well, she doesn’t give a fuck and also she thinks it would behoove to watch this show. However, OP has decided to compile some documentaries you can watch about some stars of motorsport. Even if you don’t like sports or interested in some, sports docs can be incredibly well made especially understanding not just the rules of the sport itself, but the people involve, the social commentary to provide context, how money rules the roost in sport (thus blurring the principle of meritocracy), etc. So if you’re watching the Formula 1 season with me or just have some time on your hands, here are some racing documentaries you can check out on YouTube and Netflix (and then watch Drive to Survive).

UPPITY: The Willy T. Ribbs Story

“One of the most powerful stories in sports history. Willy T. Ribbs was the Jackie Robinson of auto-racing who shattered the color-barrier in an all-white sport. Willy was referred to as “Uppity” behind his back by mechanics and other racers. He overcame death-threats, unwarranted suspensions and engine sabotage to go after his dream. Ultimately, Willy beat the haters and became the first Black driver to win a Trans-Am race, test a Formula One car, and race in the Indy 500.”

A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story

“Juan Manuel Fangio was the Formula One king, winning five world championships in the early 1950s — before protective gear or safety features were used.” The OG Drive to Survive.

The 24 Hour War directed by he’s got the number one podcast in the country.

“The Ford/Ferrari rivalry at Le Mans is one of the most famous in racing history. It started in 1963 when Henry Ford II tried to buy Ferrari to save the ailing Ford Motor Company, which was being crushed by GM and the Corvette on the track and at the dealerships. After months of negotiation, Enzo Ferrari said no, refusing to allow Ford to interfere with what he loved the most: racing. Henry Ford II was furious and vowed to build a racecar that would dethrone Ferrari.”

Some background from OP: this doc is quite insightful and gives a great historical context in some of the earliest cars. The doc focuses on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a prestigious motorsport race in which a car is built to go the farthest distance in 24 hours. It also highlights how Enzo Ferrari shaped the legacy that would be the Scuderia Ferrari F1 team. Your dad probably watched the Ford vs. Ferrari starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale about this contest.

Born Racer

“A powerful and inspirational story of dedication, danger, fear, and the rare ‘will’ some of us have to defy all personal limitations. Experience one of the fastest motorsports on earth through the eyes of four-time world champion Scott Dixon and the Chip Ganassi Racing team. Filmed with an access all areas lens, ‘Born Racer’ follows the people who are passionate about the world of auto racing and asks why some individuals feel compelled to face danger and risk their lives in order to win. Both action-packed and highly-intimate it features an intense blend of up close and personal filming with never-before-seen spectacular, cutting-edge racing footage to explore a sport that defines the very people who inhabit it, and pushes them to the edge in their desire for success.”

Senna: A Personal Memoir

The Senna documentary got taken off Netflix a few months ago, so OP found a one on YouTube about the legendary Brazilian WDC Champion.

“A unique insight into a charismatic and elusive man: ruthless in a race car, surprisingly open and warm-hearted with friends and family in Brazil. An intensely spiritual man is revealed by his intimate reflections: most poignantly about the ever-present danger of death in his chosen profession. The Real Ayrton Senna – as he has never been seen before.”

There’s probably dozens more you can find, especially on YouTube that aren’t just fanboys who spliced together clips and are actually well done. Most of these focus on the emotional part or interpersonal aspects of our drives and not so much of the engineering/ F1 regulations.

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ features touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman

+ In the latest episode of the Oprah-produced Queen Sugar, program creator Ava Duvernay included a scene where Kofi Siriboe and Ethan Hutchinson’s characters touched on Chadwick Boseman’s legacy.
+ The scene features a licensed Marvel Legends Black Panther action figure, and given the nature of intellectual trademarks, the friendships between Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Oprah Winfrey along with the relationship between DuVernay and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler are credited as the reasons for the tribute coming together, Ava explained.


Oscar Writers Reveal How Awkward It Got Between James Franco and Anne Hathaway During Hosting Gig

The 2011 epic fail was reportedly even worse behind-the-scenes.

James Franco and Anne Hathaway’s hosting gig at the 2011 Academy Awards went down as one of the more cringe-worthy debacles in Oscar night history.

Writers in charge of the spectacle have now shed some light on how awkward it actually was between the two actors.

“It was like the world’s most uncomfortable blind date between the cool rocker stoner kid and the adorable theater camp cheerleader,” David Wild told The Ringer.

“She showed up ready to play and committed 110 percent and he was a great guy but often looked like he had just woken up from a nap,” added Jordan Rubin. “It’s almost like you’re showing up to a tennis court and one person decided that they were going to play in the U.S. Open and the other wanted to play in jeans and just kind of hit a few balls.”

Producers had hoped to pull in a wider demographic with the youthful pair, but their lack of chemistry and uncomfortable exchanges caused L.A. Weekly to say the show was “at best qualified as lazy, and at worst, totally embarrassing.”

And it appeared the act was doomed from the beginning, as Wild recalled one rehearsal, saying, “Again, this is a memory, but [she] was like ‘Maybe you should try that,’ and he was like, ‘Don’t tell me how to be funny.'”

However, Rubin said he didn’t remember anything “contentious” between the pair. “I think he wanted to play it as buddy-cop movie with two opposite characters.”

At one point during practice runs, Wild said he thought Franco and Hathaway may have worked out the kinks, as the actor was smiling at the person next to him onstage.

“I thought, ‘Oh boy, they’ve finally broken through and he’s looking at her!'” he explained, before adding, “Anne had gone to her dressing room for a minute…James was smiling at her stand-in.”

TooFab has reached out to Franco and Hathaway for comment.

Interestingly, Wild said Justin Timberlake was the unofficial first choice to host the gig.

“I had been writing with Justin and I remember the producers said to me, ‘Do you want to do a soft ask if he’d host the Oscars?'” Wild recalled. “He said that he’d love to do it, but he thought it was a year too early for him. He wanted to wait until after ‘The Social Network’ had gone through an awards season.”