The #MeToo movement didn’t happen over night, but came about through the diligent reporting of journalists who uncovered the truth about Harvey Weinstein. Now, the journalists’ side of the story is getting the spotlight focus in She Said.
Carrie Mulligan and Zoe Kazan will star as New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, respectively. Based on the real-life story of breaking open the #MeToo scandal, She Said is adapted from bestselling memoir She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. According to reports, the film doesn’t focus on Weinstein or the scandal itself, but rather on the women who faced physical and psychological threats while working to publish their bombshell investigative report.
It’s been five years since the #MeToo movement began, and there have already been a handful of documentaries made about the catastrophic event. Over 80 women came forward with accusations against the disgraced filmmaker, which set off a wave of women in other sectors coming forward to share their harrowing abuse stories. No stone was left unturned, including within the Church. The #ChurchToo movement opened up conversations and aired out secrets that had been kept for decades. The rippling effects of the movement are still felt today as the SBC continues to address their internal abuse investigations.
It’s hard to imagine where our society would be if the Weinstein scandal had remained hidden. But thanks to journalists like Twohey and Kantor, we don’t have to imagine a world like that.
She Said premieres in theaters November 18.