5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (11/18/13)

Features
by Tambay A. Obenson
November 18, 2013 3:24 PM
5 Comments
  • |

5 - The documentary that was released about a year before the allegations of improper sexual conduct with minors controversy that followed its star, Kevin Clash, to his eventual resignation from his post at Sesame Street

Before the film's 2011 release, I doubt most folks knew that the person who long voiced Elmo (the extremely popular Sesame Street muppet) was a black man. If you did, feel free to pat yourself on the back twice.

Titled Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, and directed by Constance Marks, the documentary introduces you to the unlikely man behind the puppet – the heart and soul of Elmo – Kevin Clash.

Clash officially became a puppeteer on Sesame Street in 1984, and was the man behind Elmo for much of his career. He won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for his work as Elmo, and Hoots the Owl, on Sesame Street, 7 years in a row - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and again in 2009.

Watching this after being made aware of the allegations of improper sexual conduct with minors just doesn't feel the same as when I watched it before those same allegations were made public.

Trailer:

Features
  • |

More: NetFlix

You might also like:
Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

5 Comments

  • frank | November 19, 2013 10:38 AMReply

    I have noticed a few on previous lists are not available for streaming from Netflix on my Roku device or Samsung tablet too.
    Do you curate the lists only from your desktop browser?
    I wonder what is the official process by Netflix for determining availability to the multiple platforms?

  • Lea | November 18, 2013 10:57 PMReply

    Being Elmo is such a great documentary..

  • Man-Over-Bored | November 18, 2013 4:26 PMReply

    Hey, Netflix tells me that "A Hijacking" is not available to stream! (But thanks for the list anyway -- always helpful!)

  • MAN-OVER-BORED | November 18, 2013 10:54 PM

    Replaced it with "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" -- an inspired choice! Thanks again!

  • Tambay | November 18, 2013 8:42 PM

    Hmm... strange. It was there when I made the list. May be a temporary glitch. But I replaced it with a documentary. I'll check in with Netflix.

Follow Shadow and Act

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Taraji P. Henson Drama 'From The Rough' ...
  • Electro (Jamie Foxx) Faces Off Against ...
  • Watch Omar Sy In Action As Bishop In ...
  • Black Movie Trivia - Congrats to our ...
  • Interview: Chatting with RZA About Paul ...
  • Sidney Poitier Made Oscar History Today ...
  • Critically-Acclaimed Doc 'The Trials ...
  • Weekend B.O. April 11-13 (Close, But ...
  • GLAAD Awards Honors Jennifer Lopez-Produced ...
  • A Look At Seattle International Film ...