Powerful, personal and uncensored, Barry Avrich’s The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret explores the most explosive scandal in pop culture’s history: sexual misconduct in Hollywood. The film is raw and a culture-change agent.
Several Harvey Weinstein accusers open up about their experiences with the disgraced producer in the powerful new trailer for the upcoming documentary, The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret.
The clip opens with a montage of prominent actors and actresses thanking Weinstein while accepting Academy Awards before cutting to interviews with several Weinstein accusers. These women – including Katherine Kendall, Melissa Sagemiller and Laura Sivan – are candid about their encounters with Weinstein, as well as the Hollywood power structures that allowed him to prey on women for decades.
The film begins with an insider’s account of the once-feared and loathsome Harvey Weinstein, and the launch of an emotional movement that led to the evisceration of some of the biggest players in show business. It features devastating accounts from a diverse cast and points a spotlight on the irrefutable facts that propelled these seemingly-invincible players to be protected and their secrets hidden at all costs.
With explosive interviews and rare, never-before-seen footage, The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret is the definitive film about the abuse of power in a complicit culture that explores what can be done and if anything can truly change.
Barry Avrich directed the film, which is set to arrive on demand November 6th.