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“She Said”: A Movie That Speaks Volumes

today24 November 2022

Background

If you are familiar with the #MeToo movement that erupted on social media two years ago, you might want to give She Said a try to get deeper into the experience shared by women in regards to getting sexually abused from all ages and nationalities despite their social backgrounds. 

Emmy nominee Zoe Kazan and two-time Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan play New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey respectively, who work together as they follow a trail of allegations to expose Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. 

 

(from left) Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan), Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan), Dean Baquet (Andre Braugher), and Rebecca Corbett (Patricia Clarkson) in SHE SAID, directed by Maria Schrader.

 

The movie is based on true crime events of Harvey Weinstein, a film producer, who has been the subject of serious claims of sexual misconduct by a number of actresses and workers dating back decades and on to the present. Present in the film is actress Ashley Judd, who plays herself and who has also experienced Weinstein’s abuse first-hand. 

Although the movie is set to a ‘slow-burn’ pace, it still grabs the attention of the audience and has them rooting not only for the journalists, but for every woman on this planet who has been victimized or at risk of being a victim of sexual assault for simply existing. The movie brings forth how broken the law system is, making it difficult for women to fight for their rights and justice. 

 

A little heads-up – this movie might be triggering to some people but just remember that you are not alone *hugs* 🙂

(Written by Ferra)

 

 

*Cover image via Universal Pictures

Written by: Farah Qistina