“The movie was written in January 2017 and it was a movie about trauma,” Curtis said. “We never make movies about what happens after the violence. We make movies about violence, we glorify it, but we never ask what happens [after].”
She continued, “And in the asking what happens and seeing what generational trauma looks like, all of a sudden on Oct. 10, 2017, that first article came out in the New Yorker. All of a sudden, women started talking about stories of violence perpetrated against them, sexual violence perpetrated against them, oppression perpetrated against them by powerful men in powerful positions who stole their innocence.