Was Gov. Cuomo cut from Spike Lee’s new 9/11 documentary?

Is disgraced Gov. Andrew Cuomo too radioactive even for Spike Lee?

The director’s new four-part documentary, “NYC EPICENTERS 9/11➔2021½,” specializing in the 20-year aftermath of the 9/11 terror assaults, is star-studded with a constellation of political and cultural New York luminaries.

That is, apart from one falling star: Andrew Cuomo.

The disgraced governor, who resigned last week amidst a damning report revealing a number of situations of sexual harassment and facing a potential impeachment probe, is conspicuously absent from Lee’s trailer, which dropped on Monday.

Celebrities together with Busta Rhymes, Rosie Perez, Jon Stewart, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seem in opposition to the rousing music of the nearly-3-minute trailer exhibiting the resilience of New Yorkers within the aftermath of the worst terror assault on American soil. There’s even a three-term New York governor waxing nostalgic — but it surely’s not Cuomo, it’s George Pataki.

It’s believed that Cuomo was interviewed for the doc, solely to be dropped on the final minute earlier than the HBO launch on Aug. 22.

A rep for the venture didn’t reply to a request for remark by The Post.

Spike Lee’s new four-part documentary, “NYC EPICENTERS 9/11➔2021½,” focusing on the 20-year aftermath of the 9/11 terror attack, is missing one notable subject: Disgraced Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Spike Lee’s new four-part documentary, “NYC EPICENTERS 9/11➔2021½,” specializing in the 20-year aftermath of the 9/11 terror assault, is lacking one notable topic: Disgraced Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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The theme for the docu-series, which exhibits the energy of New Yorkers’ post-9/11 resolve and highlights their resilience, is all a few comeback. But Cuomo’s personal comeback story appears to be too nice a fantasy right here.

The venture’s press launch mentions interviews with some 200 New Yorkers and firsthand 9/11 accounts — together with the governor’s nemesis, Queens lawmaker and Assemblyman Ron Kim.

But Cuomo is nowhere to be discovered. The formerLuv Guv” is conspicuously absent from the trailer filled with New York leaders, together with the picture of Rudy Giuliani, who’s facetiously depicted as “America’s mayor” in graffiti.

Even Cuomo’s frenemy is upfront and heart within the trailer: “We are now the epicenter of this crisis — right here in New York City,” stated Mayor Bill de Blasio, proven in a press convention.

Smoke pours from the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Smoke pours from the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
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“A lot of us were in the hamster wheel. Covid stopped the hamster wheel and a lot of people fell out …” added CNN political commentator Van Jones within the teaser. “2020 put a spotlight on the worst and the best in this country and NYC was the epicenter of the whole thing.”

In the trailer, when Lee himself blasts the untimely eulogies for NYC and people writing off New York’s comeback in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s Pataki’s picture that seems: “I heard the same thing on September 12, 2001,” stated Pataki, who served as governor from 1995 via 2007, when Cuomo gained, in an interview for the doc.

"Tribute in Light" rises over the New York skyline in 2017 in remember of the Sept. 11 attacks.
“Tribute in Light” rises over the New York skyline in 2017 in bear in mind of the Sept. 11 assaults.
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Indeed, for the onetime vaunted governor who by no means left that highlight in the course of the pandemic — resulting in a parade of accolades and awards — Cuomo’s spectacular rise and fall confirmed the most effective and the worst.

Viewers can’t assist however affiliate the irony of the uplifting language within the trailer’s backdrop, studying, “Celebrate the spirit that makes New York, New York” in opposition to the prophetic voiceover of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “A knockdown is different than a knockout. And a setback is nothing more than a setup for a comeback.”

But it might seem Cuomo’s fall from grace is the quintessential knockout.

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