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An Open Secret (2014)

Unrated | | Documentary, Crime | June 2015 (USA)
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An investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry.

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Amy Berg
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Credited cast:
Evan Henzi ... Self
Michael Egan III ... Self
Mark Ryan Mark Ryan ... Self
Joey Coleman Joey Coleman ... Self
Nicholas Stojanovich Nicholas Stojanovich ... Self (as Nick Stojanovich)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Bering ... Self
Todd Bridges ... Self
Dawn Chmielewski ... Self
Marc Collins-Rector ... Self (archive footage)
John Connolly John Connolly ... Self
Corey Feldman ... Self (archive footage)
James G. James G.
Michael Harrah ... Self
Anne Henry Anne Henry ... Self
David Neuman David Neuman ... Self (archive footage)
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AN OPEN SECRET looks at the lives of children betrayed and abandoned by a system that essentially funnels them towards sexual predators without any oversight or regard for their safety. It documents not only these young peoples' experiences, but also how some have emerged stronger for their speaking out. It beg the questions of why children working in entertainment aren't afforded the same protections they are afforded at school, and argues for more effective treatment and stronger penalties for child sex offenders.

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The Secret Hollywood Doesn't Want You to Know. See more »

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Documentary | Crime

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Barbara Walters: You're damaging an entire industry.
[to Corey Feldman, in archive footage from an episode of The View, as he talks about the fact that people who abused him and Corey Haim are still working in Hollywood]
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References Open Season (2006) See more »

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Bridge of Hope
Written by Michael Jay
Performed by Lara Fabian
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If anything it was very educational
22 June 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

The documentary about child abuse in Hollywood. It was laid out mostly like a conversation featuring former child actors, their parents and a few professionals on the subject telling their stories about how kids are targeted by pedophiles in the business, some of which were never convicted and still work in the industry today

It's one of those subjects that should not be swept under the rug but exposed like a nerve for the world to see so things can be done about it.

The movie is a little bit one sided however, as it focuses on only little boys who'd gone through sexual abuse as actors, and it neglects children as a whole. The movie talks about how pedophiles don't gender discriminate between boy and girls than apologizes for only using male subjects.

But I noticed that the movie actually focus on one target, mainly a case that happen in the late 90s and everyone connected to that case including Bryan singer director of X-Men was pointed out ( I had previous knowledge of the case as a boy tried to sue singer some time ago for sexual misconduct)

So the documentary does get a conversation going which is great but as a documentary I did not find it well rounded enough I must admit.


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