Official poster
Directed bySarah Gibson
Produced by
  • Jonathan Furmanski
  • Derek Howard
  • Shiho Fukada
  • Wolfgang Held
Edited by
Music byJeff Morrow
Distributed byPeacock
Release dates
  • March 8, 2024 (2024-03-08) (SXSW)
  • March 18, 2024 (2024-03-18)
Running time
109 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Stormy is a 2024 American documentary film, directed and produced by Sarah Gibson. It follows Stormy Daniels, as she navigates being a mother, artist, and advocate working hard to reinvent herself following the Stormy Daniels–Donald Trump scandal.

It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 8, 2024, and was released on March 18, 2024, by Peacock.


Stormy Daniels navigates being a mother, artist, and advocate working hard to reinvent herself following the Stormy Daniels–Donald Trump scandal.


Sarah Gibson and Stormy Daniels first met while working on a comedy project. Gibson later reached out to Daniels to do a documentary to which she agreed, as long as the project was not a puff piece and didn't gloss over her life struggles.[2] The film includes footage shot by Denver Nicks for an unreleased documentary.[3][4]

Erin Lee Carr serves as producer, while Judd Apatow serves as an executive producer under his Apatow Productions banner.[5]


It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 8, 2024.[6][7] It was released on March 18, 2024, by Peacock.[8]


Critical reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 67% of 12 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.3/10.[9][10] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 53 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "mixed or average" reviews.[11][12]

Brian Tallerico of wrote: "It’s a successful attempt to strip away the political issues and present its subject as a flesh-and-blood human being, someone with feelings, anxieties, and a great deal of courage."[13] Nick Schager of The Daily Beast wrote: "Fortuitously timed, providing an insider’s view of this most tabloid-y of political tales and the woman at the center of it all."[14]

Conversely, David Ehrlich of IndieWire gave the film a C- writing: "It’s poorly shot, severely lacking in character detail, and much longer than most people would ever need it to be."[15] Daniel Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "This documentary could have been centered around Stormy Daniels today, and it would have been a better and more truthful movie. It wasn’t and it isn’t."[16] The film has additionally been criticized for being "unethical" including footage shot by Denver Nicks, as the two had been romantically involved.[17]


  1. ^ "Peacock Original Documentary Film Chronicling the Scrutinized Life of Stormy Daniels Premieres March 18". The Futon Critic. February 5, 2024. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  2. ^ Yuan, Jada (March 18, 2024). "Stormy Daniels doc is a portrait of a woman destroyed by Donald Trump". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 18, 2024.
  3. ^ Hibbered, James (March 8, 2024). "Stormy Daniels Documentary Filmmakers Warn: "This Is Life and Death for Stormy"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 18, 2024.
  4. ^ Olmstead, Molly (March 15, 2024). "The Stormy Daniels Story Is Darker This Time". Slate. Retrieved March 18, 2024.
  5. ^ Shafer, Ellise (February 5, 2024). "Stormy Daniels Documentary From 'Orgasm Inc' Director Set at Peacock". Variety. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  6. ^ "Stormy". South by Southwest. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  7. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 7, 2024). "SXSW 2024 Second Wave Includes Pics With Sydney Sweeney, Nicolas Cage, Camila Mendes & 'Monkey Man'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (February 5, 2024). "Stormy Daniels Documentary Gets First-Look Teaser & Premiere Date At Peacock". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  9. ^ "Stormy". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  10. ^ "Stormy". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  11. ^ "Stormy". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved March 18, 2024.
  12. ^ "Stormy". Metacritic. Retrieved March 16, 2024.
  13. ^ Tallerico, Brian (March 9, 2024). "Stormy". Retrieved March 16, 2024.
  14. ^ Schager, Nick (March 8, 2024). "Stormy Daniels Admits She Exposed Trump to 'Save My Own Ass'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved March 16, 2024.
  15. ^ Ehrlich, David (March 14, 2024). "'Stormy' Review: America's Most Important Porn Star Deserves a Much Better Documentary Than This Peacock Original". IndieWire. Retrieved March 16, 2024.
  16. ^ Feinberg, Daniel (March 8, 2024). "'Stormy' Review: Peacock's Stormy Daniels Documentary Is Undone by Bad Choices (and Not Hers)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 16, 2024.
  17. ^ Spellberg Lustig, Claire (March 18, 2024). "Peacock's Stormy Daniels Documentary Is a Bummer in Every Sense of the Word". Primetimer. Retrieved March 18, 2024.