Lucy and Desi | 6 Emmy Nominations – Outstanding Documentary

Watch director Amy Poehler discuss the challenges of exploring the off-camera humanity of television’s most powerful couple in her Emmy®-nominated documentary, ‘Lucy and Desi.’

“The idea of a woman like Lucy at that time being in charge in any way was so novel and unique. But, also, Desi in many ways was a complete outsider in this world too, and they both had this incredible journey in their own life where they got access to places where Cuban Americans and women were not allowed inside the room.”

Read the Los Angeles Times interview with director Amy Poehler.

Director Amy Poehler on Lucy and Desi’s legacy, “They’re two outsiders, two disruptors, people who were not always invited into the room who made their way into the room, made decisions and the stuff that they innovated, that they made decisions on is still the way we make television.”

Read the Variety interview with Emmy®-nominated director Amy Poehler.