4 items from 2015
It's been over two decades since the explosive 1991 hearings in which law professor Anita Hill discussed allegations of sexual misconduct by then U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. With the premiere of "Anita," the new feature length documentary reflecting on those events, the question that continues to come up from audiences and press alike is, "Why tell this story now?" When director Freida Lee Mock began filming in 2011, she was looking to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the hearings. But beyond the benchmark in American history, the film proves to be timely as it highlights issues surrounding sexual harassment that are very much alive today. The »
- Jai Tiggett
Scandal star Kerry Washington has signed on to deal with another wave of political controversy in real life drama Confirmation. Groundswell Productions and ABC Signature Studios are producing the feature for HBO, which takes its inspiration from the scandal-plagued nomination process of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Washington is expected to tackle the role of Anita Hill; the woman who testified against Thomas during his nomination season.
Per The Wrap, here’s a brief rundown of the story:
Confirmation follows Hill as she accuses Thomas of sexual harassment while he was being considered to replace Thurgood Marshall on the U.S. Supreme Court. Eventually she was called before Congress to testify that Thomas had harassed her while serving as her supervisor at the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Gem Seddon
From serving justice as Olivia Pope to seeking justice as Anita Hill! Kerry Washington has officially signed on to her next role, and this one will have some serious historical significance. The Scandal star, 38, will play Anita Hill, the attorney who took U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas to trial for sexual harassment in 1991's history-making case, the Hollywood Reporter revealed. The court proceedings in Hill’s case against her former boss were widely broadcast at the time, but Thomas still ended up getting voted in as a [...] »
Kerry Washington has been tapped to star as Anita Hill in “Confirmation,” the upcoming HBO Films feature about the scandal-plagued nomination process of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a spokesperson for the network told TheWrap. Set in 1991, “Confirmation” follows Hill as she accuses Thomas of sexual harassment while he was being considered to replace Thurgood Marshall on the U.S. Supreme Court. Eventually she was called before Congress to testify that Thomas had harassed her while serving as her supervisor at the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The script for the TV movie will be »
- Travis Reilly
4 items from 2015
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