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Why Amy Poehler’s ‘Lucy & Desi’ Proved to be the Ultimate Love Story Doc

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Wine Country” and “Moxie,” but few could have guessed what her follow-up to those films would be. The “Parks and Recreation” vet went big on theme for her third effort, with the focus being “I Love Lucy” Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the Amazon Prime Video documentary “Lucy & Desi.”“I was working at White Horse Pictures, and they were sort of figuring out their next project,” says “Lucy” editor Robert A.

Martinez, “and originally this was very Lucy-heavy with Desi not being in the picture quite as much. And eventually they told me that Amy Poehler was going to be the director, and that was the clincher for me, just to pick her brain and have her thoughts and life experiences in there.

I was so grateful.”The idea for the film was to fully explore the love story between these two very disparate icons, leading to their benchmark TV production company Desilu, without an abundance of surface gloss.

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