Sex-tinged melodrama ‘Affairs of State’ mirrors real politics

An engaging if ungainly hybrid of “The Graduate” and “House of Cards,” the political potboiler “Affairs of State” benefits greatly from being both timely and, for this day and age, uncommon. In an era when so many indies are either genre exercises or quirky dramedies, a well-acted, ripped-from-the-headlines melodrama is a novelty.

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