A slice of white working-class America

Glenn Close (far left) and Amy Adams (left) star in Hillbilly Elegy, playing two women at the centre of a struggling family from the hills of Kentucky.
Glenn Close (left) and Amy Adams (right) star in Hillbilly Elegy, playing two women at the centre of a struggling family from the hills of Kentucky.PHOTO: NETFLIX

Amy Adams and Glenn Close star in Hillbilly Elegy, a drama about a rural white working-class family living in the dirt-poor Appalachia region of the United States.

It is based on a controversial book many believe explains why poor white Americans voted for President Donald Trump in 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2020, with the headline 'A slice of white working-class America'. Print Edition | Subscribe