Jack Harlow’s acting debut, new Selling Sunset and an Anna Nicole Smith doc – what to watch this week
From Selling Sunset Season 6 to a Netflix original documentary about Anna Nicole Smith and a modern remake of the 90s classic White Men Can’t Jump starring Jack Harlow, here’s what’s not to be missed this week.
Monday, May 15
Closet Confidential, YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts
If you follow Courtney Smith on Instagram, then you’ll already be well familiar with her Closet Confidential series. Originally an incredibly popular lockdown live series, she’s just brought it back in a brand-new glossy format with both a YouTube video series and an accompanying podcast to go with it. Episode one saw her catch up with longtime pal Millie Mackintosh, while episode two features the ever-fashionable Tanice Elizabeth. Due to run for eight weeks, new episodes land on YouTube every Sunday with the podcast following shortly after on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 16
Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me, Netflix
From director Ursula Macfarlane (Untouchable) and producer Alexandra Lacey comes an unflinching and humanising examination of the life, death, and secrets of Vickie Lynn Hogan – better known as model and actress Anna Nicole Smith. From her first appearance in Playboy in 1992, Anna Nicole’s dizzying ascent was the very essence of the American dream, brought to a tragic halt with her untimely passing in 2007. With access to never-before-seen footage, home movies, and interviews with key figures who haven’t spoken out until now, this film reveals new insights into the story of the quintessential blonde bombshell hardly anyone really knew.
Wednesday, May 17
Abbott Elementary Season 2, Disney+
Season 2 of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series arrives on Disney+ this Wednesday. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s described as a workplace comedy following a group of dedicated, passionate teachers – and a slightly tone-deaf principal – as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system, despite the odds stacked against them.
Thursday, May 18
Air, Amazon Prime Video
From award-winning director Ben Affleck, Air reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division – one which revolutionised the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the undeniable greatest of all time.
Friday, May 19
Selling Sunset: Season 6, Netflix
The stakes are high but the stilettos are higher. Back for a sixth season, the super popular reality series will see most of the original cast return including Brett and Jason Oppenheim, Chrishell Stause, Mary Fitzgerald, Heather Rae El Moussa, Amanza Smith, Davina Potratz, Emma Hernan and Vanessa Villela – alongside two new agents who certainly don’t hold back. Safe to say, this season isn’t short on drama… even without Christine Quinn.
Saturday, May 20
White Men Can’t Jump, Disney+
Jack Harlow makes his acting debut in this modern remake of the 1992 film starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. Celebrating the streetball hustling culture of Los Angeles, Harlow takes on the role of Jeremy, a former star of the game whose injuries stalled his career, while Sinqua Walls stars as Kamal, a once-promising player who derailed his own future in the sport. Juggling tenuous relationships, financial pressures and serious internal struggles, the two ballers – opposites who are seemingly miles apart – find they might have more in common than they initially thought.
Sunday, May 21
Beau is Afraid, in cinemas nationwide
Director Ari Aster’s third feature-length film (he also directed Hereditary and Midsommar), Beau is Afraid stars Joaquin Phoenix as lonely, fifty-something Beau, still his mother Mona’s little boy. Embarking on an epic odyssey to get home to see her, this is a deliciously depraved film that makes for riveting viewing.