In recent history, a documentary film trend emerged in America, which opened the floodgates of damnation for some high-profile culprits whose alleged actions sparked the #MeToo movement.
In early January of this year, the Lifetime TV network debuted Surviving R. Kelly, a riveting docuseries. This multi-part television offering garnered so much viewership that it won the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Documentary.
Singer and actress Rose McGowan also shed light on the sexual violence that occurs in the entertainment industry. Her documentary film Be Brave features candid commentary about the unwritten rules of the film industry’s hidden rape culture.
“Sexual harassment and all that stuff is like the flaming spear tip that I thought we needed to have addressed,” McGowan said in her interview with London Real.
“Very much through his time, [Malcolm X said in his autobiography that] black men were not supposed to show anger. They were supposed to be deferential. And women are generally supposed to be deferential and I don’t believe in that, she continued.
On July 21, the screening of another documentary by filmmaker Ursula MacFarlane will shed more light. MacFarlane’s film will document the well-reported allegations surrounding the evil deeds of film executive Harvey Weinstein (pictured).
Produced by Tina Brown, Weinstein’s former employee, Untouchable will feature multiple interviews with women who claim they are his victims. Brown herself has called the cursed film mogul a “gross, bullying predator.”
Rosanna Arquette, Hope d’Amore, Paz de la Huerta and Erika Rosenbaum are some of the women who tell their sordid stories about Weinstein in Untouchable. This film will be screened as part of the 51 Fest, a celebration of women in film.
As for Weinstein, the Miramax Films co-founder awaits trial on a laundry list of aggravated criminal charges. These crimes are related to numerous incidents of sexual battery allegedly committed on his part.
The 67-year-old former Oscar Night mainstay faces life in prison if convicted.