She Said is a powerful true story that reminds viewers of its place in history and the movement it sparked. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
She Said dropped in theaters across the nation last Friday, November 18th. The film stars Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan, who play the real-life Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the journalists who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s rapes. The story is powerful and a much-needed reminder of the movement it sparked. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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She Said Parents Guide
In She Said: The New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor publish a report that exposes sexual abuse allegations against powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The shocking story also serves as a launching pad for the #MeToo movement, shattering decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault and harassment.
She Said Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch She Said.
Language: She Said contains strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: f*ck, sh*t, b*tch, d*mn, and more.
Mature Content: The film surrounds the Harvey Weinstein scandal, where it was revealed he harassed and even raped Hollywood actresses and women who worked for him. So, there are many discussions and details of the encounters and rapes themselves. There are no rape scenes, but there is a recording, and details of it have been revealed. Some characters received threatening phone calls against their lives and the lives of their families, and there is a scene that shows feces being sent in an envelope to a character.
She Said is a poignant and powerful tale of the true story many viewers saw unfold before their very eyes. The film is based on an article in the New York Times on Harvey Weinstein and the atrocities that occurred in Hollywood, which eventually led to the 2019 best-selling book, “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement“, by Twohey and Kantor. The article ignited the rise of the MeToo movement. “If this is happening to Hollywood actresses, just imagine who else this is happening to,” is a line from the film, and it is the moment in the film when the realization sinks in for every female. Women have grown up hearing the phrase “sexual harassment” and have been prepped to constantly protect themselves against rape. This is something that happened to the careless, not to famous actresses who have long been looked upon as role models. Both Twohey and Kantor are mothers, and they are not the first to chase after this very same story, which was killed before it was published. Their bravery shown in the face of powerful men, threats, and more is something to be commended. Their story needs to be heard.