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Watch: New Trailer For HBO’s Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Drama ‘Confirmation’ Starring Kerry Washington & Wendell Pierce

Watch: New Trailer For HBO's Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Drama 'Confirmation' Starring Kerry Washington & Wendell Pierce

With the race for the Republican presidential candidacy reaching new heights of controversy and absurdity, HBO has a reminder that American politics has not only always been messy, but had far more serious things to consider than the size of Donald Trump‘s hands.

READ MORE: Watch The First Trailer For HBO Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Drama ‘Confirmation’

This spring, the network will release “Confirmation,” and it brings to life one of the most contentious Supreme Court hearings ever. Directed by Rick Famuyia (“Dope“) and starring Kerry WashingtonWendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Eric Stonestreet, and Jennifer Hudson, the film details the headline-grabbing 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, in which Anita Hill brought forth her story of being sexually harassed by the judge, in the case that gripped the nation.

“Confirmation” arrives on April 16th. Watch below. [Shadow & Act]

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