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Just two months after Netflix reportedly paid a record $10 million for the documentary "Knock Down the House," the streamer has released the film's official trailer.

The inspiring preview shows four underdog candidates campaigning in the primaries for the 2018 midterms, and one of the subjects is none other than freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She's featured alongside Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin. The documentary is described as capturing "four women's unlikely journey to inspire Americans to get fired up about the new faces of politics."

The trailer shows glimpses of that, including the women talking about deciding to get involved in politics and some of their struggles after entering the fray.

"We're doing something very controversial," Ocasio-Cortez says in the preview. "People say, 'How dare you mount a challenge to someone who's so established?'"

Watch the trailer below.



The documentary comes from director Rachel Lears. "Knock Down the House" starts streaming May 1 on Netflix.