She Said painfully reveals the process of publicizing Weinstein’s allegations

Maria Wortman '24, Copy Editor

The #MeToo Movement calls many powerful people in Hollywood and politics’ names to mind. A common misconception is that social media is what founded the movement; however, the new film “She Said”, directed by Maria Schrader, brings forward a new perspective on the early stages of the movement.

Released on Oct. 13, 2022, the film shares the story of two young journalists from The New York Times who exposed Harvey Weinstein’s numerous sexual abuse allegations. “She Said” follows Jodi Kantor, played by Zoe Kazan, and Megan Twohey, played by Carey Mulligan, as they interview victims and combat Wienstein’s attempts to silence them.

Throughout the film, viewers grow an understanding of the journalistic process followed by The Times in order to conduct a thorough investigation as well as the legal aspects of handling a criminal case.

The plot progression of this film is incredibly interesting and captivates viewers’ full attention. Along with its fast pace, the viewer’s experiences a sense of necessity to continue watching to understand specific scenes, which at times makes the movie a bit hard to follow. However, despite my familiarity with the Weinstein case, I still found myself completely interested throughout the whole film as a result of the director’s choices. I believe anyone would benefit from watching this film. I appreciated the recognition of the hard working journalists, and believe this film highlights important aspects of this case that the media may not be aware of. Overall, I would rate this film a 3.5 out of 5 stars and would recommend it. It definitely could have benefitted from more context and a plot slower development, but still conveys an intriguing message. Keep in mind before watching the movie that it contains talking about sexual abuse and sexual harrassment.