On 20 December 2019, a film directed by Jay Roach and scripted by Charles Randolph, whose title is "Bombshell", was released in the United States. The cast is from Serie A, Charlize Theron in the role of Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman in the role of Gretchen Carlson, Margot Robbie interpreter of the fictitious Kayla Popisil and still John Lithgow masterfully characterizing Roger Ailes and Kate McKinnon such as Jess Carr, the woman whose stain whose stain It was to be the "Fox News lesbian".

A film reminiscent of Adam McKay's work in "The big bet", where Randolph always carries on the script, intelligently interrupted by the false documentary. It is played with angles, shots on detail and above all looks to desperate research of comfort, telling, in a fictional way, the true story that in 2016 upset America: the accusation of harassment to Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News as well as the Most important US television station. Starting from the political debate of Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump, you immerse yourself in a disruptive reportage led by Charlize Theron's voice, where the unstoppable fall of Roger Ailes becomes a co -star of the main character: the suffering silence of Fox News women. However, thanks to an incisive close -up to Charlize Theron's gaze for your daughter, we understand that the desire to change this toxic system for their future is stronger than anything. In fact, Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson represent those 23 women frightened by the noise of their voice, in a raw and brutally direct history that, without many frills, makes a voice of the reality led by the "Sexual Harassment", which then became the symbol of #MeToo.

It was October 15, 2017 when Alyssa Milano, unforgettable Phoebe Halliwell of "Witches", used the expression "#metoo" on the then Twitter for the first time, recognizing its first use, dating back to 2006, to Tarana Burke. It was only a matter of time because other celebrities such as Gina Lollobrigida and Gwyneth Paltrow shared their experience in reference to the accusations of Sexual Harassment. Not only was the film producer Harvey Weinstein, however, protagonist, and it is here that the profound sense of this movement resides: in one day that hashtag had been retwitted 200,000 times, in two days he had reached 500,000. A endless cascade from Tarana Burke's silence who could not respond with an apparently simple "to me" to a woman named Heaven, who told her the violence suffered by her mother's boyfriend. However, it was also Fox News Anchorwoman who inspired the feminist movement against sexual violence in the workplace, which came to light just a year later from the resignation and death of Roger Ailes. An endless "cyber cascades", who still makes himself heard and will never stop doing it.

The economic result was not the one hoped for, it is true, but the film has fully achieved its goal by surprising the viewer. The impact is strong. It is impossible not to feel understood in the face of the brutality of an expression of violence even stronger than a gesture itself: "I must know that you are loyal". It is equally impossible not to cry in the face of the silent but bombant ending of Margot Robbie: “What did I do? What I said? What did I wear? What I did not understand?"

Deborah Fiorucci

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Oleg Chernianu October 30, 2023

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