The struggle of women for their rights is a matter of general knowledge and, seeking to explore this theme, director Jay Roach (Trumbo – Blacklist) brings to the theaters Bombshell, featuring important participations such as Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman in the cast.

The story may be familiar because it is based on real facts, in which it addresses the fall of the powerful CEO and chief editor of conservative Fox News Channel Roger Ailes, played brilliantly by actor John Lithgow, after accusations of sexual harassment by anchors, reporters and channel staff mid 2014. The proportion of the case has expanded since it was reported during the presidential election in the United States, with Fox News and Ailes  himself supporters of Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Bombshell | Image: Annapurna Pictures

It’s very interesting to see how the movie is narrated and scripted, showing the point of view of the person who started the charges against Roger Ailes, reporter Gretchen Carlson (Kidman) and her struggle to topple the powerful CEO by being a woman and having to dodge the public who accused her of lying such facts. With the affiliation of popular anchor Megyn Kelly (Theron) and other women in support of Carlson, the case becomes public and evidence falls on the news, where the climax of the feature begins to unfold, always with a very feminist view of the facts. The film also manifests how the conservative Fox News and its majority shareholders, the Murdoch family, deal with such a scandal.

Although the film presents the facts well and portrays the main event, there was a lack of depth in discussing this process of an issue that is extremely important to be addressed, sexual harassment within the workplace, the case of Roger Ailes one of the most shocking in the At the time of its release, it would have added more body to the work, but despite a good script, there are gaps that may need to be filled in order to better understand the case.

Bombshell debuts on Brazilian theaters on January 16th.


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