‘Bombshell’ drops Charlize into a real-life creep show
Charlize Theron stars in the Fox News sexual harassment drama that ought to make us squirm
Bombshell is a bright, watchable film on a subject that ought to make us squirm. Sexism in the Fox newsroom was no one’s idea of a well-kept secret, but it didn’t become a burning issue until battle lines were drawn during the 2016 presidential election.
Not only did high-profile anchor Megyn Kelly take on Trump about his infamous rhetoric towards women, but she and several other employees came out of the woodwork to expose Roger Ailes, the Fox News CEO, for the sexual harassment in his office sanctum that had made their lives a nightmare.
Like the downfalls of Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, the toppling of Ailes was a key scalp that helped launch the #MeToo movement, and gained particular charge from happening at Fox, where a culture of male supremacy, fear and conservatism had always cocooned him. ..