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Bombshell (2019)

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Bombshell - The scandal tells the...
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Bombshell - The scandal tells the true story of the terror and harassment experienced by several women on FOX NEWS, the story of how the truth was slowly seeking the light of day, of how a group of women got together and tried to overthrow one of the biggest names associated with the FOX brand. Before the explosion of the #metoo movement, the first sign of a paradigm shift in Hollywood began with the fall of TV titan Roger Ailes. The film, by director Jay Roach, follows Ailes' last days as CEO of FOX NEWS, before Gretchen Carlson sued him and Megyn Kelly himself reportedly harassing him. The film is heavy, especially given the type of material it deals with, and maintains a tense atmosphere from start to finish, raising the bar with each passing moment. There is great care in building tension, each scene slowly contributes to an unpleasant feeling in the audience. The truth is that it is sad...

I was hesitant at first...
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

I was hesitant at first to watch this movie. I couldn't imagine watching anything nearly two hours long about the Fox Network. Plus I saw a lot of negative buzz on the film. I am a progressive and have been glad to see wealthy men being held accountable for sexual harassment finally, but I wasn't anxious to watch a hit job either. I researched the actual story and it seemed to be about two old white guys in a privileged position, and if their conservative wealthy boss fired them, how unfair could it be? I found it to be entertaining. I gather one of the main characters isn't a real person, but rather a sort of amalgam of many women who were sexually abused and either left Fox or were disposed of in other ways. I liked the husband who supported his famous wife so loyally, and got a kick out of the shenanigans the lesbian character...

**_A well-acted film about...
Monday, June 29, 2020

**_A well-acted film about the human cost of bullying and sexual harassment_** >_11.On or about September 3, 2009, Carlson complained to her supervisor that one of her co-hosts on_ Fox & Friends_, Steve Doocy, had created a hostile work environment by regularly treating her in a sexist and condescending way, including by putting his hand on her and pulling down her arm to shush her during a live telecast._ >_12.Doocy engaged in a pattern and practice of severe and pervasive sexual harassment of Carlson, including, but not limited to, mocking her during commercial breaks, shunning her off_ _air, refusing to engage with her on air, belittling her contributions to the show, and generally attempting to put her in her place by refusing to accept and treat her as an intelligent and insightful female journalist rather than a blond female prop._ >_13.After learning of Carlson's complaints, Ailes responded by calling Carlson a "man hater" and "killer...

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