“Client 9” delves deep into Eliot Spitzer’s downfall, sex life

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Ashley Alexandra Dupre Eliot Spitzer scandal

Alex Gibney, who made the classic documentaries Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room and Taxi To The Dark Side, is back in the director's chair with a hotly-anticipated feature on the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal. But does anyone still care about this widely-covered (and widely-uncovered) news story from two years ago?

Gibney is betting on it — and so are the folks at Magnolia Pictures, who see it as their best chance in years at an Oscar for Best Documentary. The buzz is strong, according to Gothamist and IndieWire, but a November 5th release date could hurt it with a nation that will be sick of hearing about politics by then.

Check out the trailer and let us know if you think this is something you could stomach in the theaters: