Netflix’s The Claudia Kishi Club documentary aims to explain why the beloved Baby-Sitters Club character made such a profound impact on generations of Asian American women.
Those who grew up reading The Baby-Sitters Club books will likely be all too familiar with Claudia Kishi— the group’s resident Vice President, and artist extraordinaire. She also happens to be an example of a rare Asian American protagonist who defies a lot of the stereotypes of Asian teens we often see portrayed in Hollywood.
Now, with Netflix introducing a whole new generation to the BSC, the streamer is also gearing up to shine a spotlight on the Claudia herself in the brand new documentary, The Claudia Kishi Club.
The first trailer for the upcoming documentary was officially released on Tuesday (July 7), and it features a cast of real life Asian American artists and writers including Yumi Sakugawa, Sarah Kuhn, and Phil Yu. Together, they take part in sharing what it meant to them to see a character like Claudia in the pages of Ann M. Martin’s well beloved series, and how having a fictional role model like Claudia helped inspire them.
The official synopsis for the documentary film also teases that viewers can expect to see “nostalgic readings, personal recollections, and DIY-style stop motion collages.”
Check out the heartwarming trailer for yourselves below!
The Claudia Kishi Club officially hits Netflix on July 10.
Until then, you can take a stroll down memory lane with Claudia and the rest of your favorite BSC members by checking out the new Baby-Sitters Club series, streaming now on Netflix!