First broadcast on ESPN July 1st, the documentary Born to play just landed on Netflix in the US.
The hour and a half documentary is directed by Viridiana Lieberman, who has produced and directed documentaries, including Last run, Hypotheses, and Obesity.
Born to play follows the athletes of the Boston Renegades, a women’s tackle football team. You will follow these unpaid athletes who are putting their lives on hold to pursue their athletic dreams.
The film runs for about an hour and a half and debuted for the first time on July 1, 2021 on ESPN. The title was announced to be coming to Netflix in late June as part of the Netflix lineup for July 2021.
The documentary is produced by Park Pictures.
Adding an ESPN title isn’t particularly new, but it’s becoming rarer, as it is with all Disney-owned content on Netflix US. In the past few years, Disney has turned off most providers (with Amazon being a notable exception), with Netflix losing the most losing pay-1 window movies and other Disney Channel and ABC TV series.
Netflix in particular has the most watched ESPN documentary of all time in the form of. co-produced The last Dance which Netflix released internationally as the Netflix Original Series and appeared on Netflix US last summer.
The arrival of Born to play complements a large selection of American football documentaries on Netflix. Last chance u is perhaps the best known though QB1: Beyond the lights and recently released We are the Brooklyn Saints is also worth seeing.
Those without Netflix can still watch the documentation on the ESPN player.
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