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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Social Media Warrior Goes to Washington

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Jan 23, 2019 10:04 AM 1+ mon ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Movie: D.C.'s Bomb-Throwing New Star Seizes the Sundance Spotlight

As AOC confounds both the right and the left, the self-described socialist and tweet-shaming agitator takes center stage in the documentary 'Knock Down the House' and invites The Hollywood Reporter to catch a few episodes in the life of the one Democrat Trump hasn't dared attack: "Maybe he thinks that he's met his match."

It's 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Stephen Colbert is introducing his lead guest, the freshman representing New York's 14th District: "Please welcome back to The Late Show now-Congresswoman Alexaaaaandria Ocasio-Cortez!"

It's the coldest day in four years, and the street outside the Ed Sullivan Theater is deserted, but the atmosphere inside is electric. The audience is out of their seats, not a rare occurrence on late-night television, where floor producers vigorously pantomime the standing ovation. But this crowd needs no prompting. "Oh my gosh," says Ocasio-Cortez, sitting, ...

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