Investigation about one of the most media cases of the early 21st Century that it created all a revolution around the world-wide: Harvey Weinstein. Born and raised in the New York City of the 50s and 60s years, Harvey and his brother Bob were capable to create a little company named Miramax, that eventually was turning along the the 80s and 90s in one of the most important and multi-awarded movie companies of the late 20th Century. But behind the money, glamour, upper-class parties and the awards gala was hidden a scaring reality unknown for everyone except for those to unfortunately lived it: a man of success with a dark side which along some decades forced and abused about a hundred women, in an empire of silence and horror that seemed have no end. Using testimonies and interviews to his victims, Weinstein's former colleagues and an extensive work of documentation, Untouchable examines not only the global impact of the before famous and after infamous Hollywood's mogul but how it ...Written by
Any "backlash" against #MeToo is difficult because unlike chasing Soviet spies among Hollywood's greatest talents during McCarthyism or burning witches the purpose of it is surely not absurd and wrong. But this film shows quite a few problematic things with the movement born as a hashtag. The biggest problem I see is the conscious choice of bypassing the official justice system. I mean Weinstein is awaiting a trial now and he surely hopes for a fair one. Only Paz de la Huerta seemed to understand that if you were ready to go on Twitter or before cameras with your accusations, you should make at least a symbolic attempt at approaching the prosecutors to simply maintain some credibility. Other big problems are gossips and inside jokes treated as evidences of guilt. I think the film is premature to put it gently and quite morally questionable despite its noble intentions. "Leaving Neverland" comes to mind, although surely not a premature film - quite the opposite.
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