The story behind the fall of Fox News mogul Roger Ailes amid accusations of sexual harassment seems perfect for the modern day big screen. But in such a ridiculously polarized and toxic political climate could they tell this story in a way that did justice to the facts and more importantly the women who risked their careers telling their stories? After watching the new trailer for “Bombshell” I still don’t know the answer to that.
The trailer’s cringy and glaringly on-the-nose opening instantly brings into question whether this is going to be an eye-opening expose or a heavy-handed political hit piece. Sure, that kind of garb will always have its apologists, but I’m more interested in the women (played by the compelling trio of Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, and Charlize Theron) and their fight to expose workplace sexual harassment. Thankfully we get hints of that later in the trailer. So if they keep the nonsense out and stick with the true story this could be really good. Needless to say I’m a little skeptical.
“Bombshell” hits theaters December 20th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or giving it a pass.