How Weinstein’s survivors came together, again, to tell their stories in ‘She Said’
When the Weinstein Company released its first-ever “She Said” documentary, it was a rare chance to tell a story from the point of view of people who were left to cope with the abuse and harassment by the founder of the company. Now the Weinstein Company’s second piece of “She Said” goes the other way, to tell the stories of survivors who have managed to escape their toxic environment. The trailer for Weinstein’s latest film, “She Said: The Untold Story of How Hollywood’s Elite Helped Create a Culture of Harassment and Abuse,” is now online.
“She Said” has been in the works since 2011 and has always been intended to be one of those films where you get a glimpse into the mind of a powerful person who you aren’t meant to be watching and who you’re meant to watch. You get a glimpse of what kind of monster Weinstein was; you get a glimpse of the things they did to him, and all the things he suffered for them; but you also get to know what kind of human being he was — and what he really, truly, was fighting for. The film opens August 27, and it will be followed by a series of talks and Q&As with Weinstein himself, among other invitees.
Below the trailer we’ve rereleased what was originally a behind-the-scenes feature of the film, in which producer Lauren Sankofa and actors Felicity Huffman, Jamey Sheridan, Laura Dern, and director James Toback told the story of how they first broke the story of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct. You can also now watch another clip from the film, in which, after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old Weinstein intern, Weinstein is confronted by a young girl who asks him if he has “ever been touched in a predatory way, like you’re touching me here”:
So, in addition to the two featurettes and the trailer above, the film will also be available via VOD, as well as on various screens on the Weinstein Company website, in theaters, and at other locations.
The film is being released after a judge tossed out a $500 million damages verdict against Weinstein after he was accused of sexual harassment by three women. After he was dropped as the co