Hickory Hill Hijinks Featured in 'Ethel' Trailer
New documentary about Ethel Kennedy, made by her daughter, to air 9 p.m. Oct. 18 on HBO.
Longtime McLean resident Ethel Kennedy opens up about her marriage to Bobby, among other topics, to her daughter Rory in a documentary scheduled to air Oct. 18 on HBO.
In the "Ethel" trailer, the famously private Kennedy matriarch asks Rory Kennedy, “Why should I have to answer all these questions?"
Her daughter replies, “Well, we’re making a documentary about you.”
The film is pegged as a "daughter’s private look into her mother’s public life," and touches on topics such as Ethel Kennedy's upbringing, her marriage into the Kennedy clan and the over-the-top parties at Hickory Hill, the McLean residence Ethel Kennedy called home for decades until she sold the property in 2011.
In the trailer, Ethel's son Joe Kennedy recalls a particularly raucous party where, "She had every single member of President Kennedy's cabinet knocked into the swimming pool."
The documentary also delves into Bobby Kennedy's presidential campaign and his assassination.
"Nobody gets a free ride," Ethel Kennedy says in the documentary's trailer. "Everybody faces friends who have died or family."
The film will air at 9 p.m. Oct. 18 on HBO.