#MeToo Issues Continue to Make an Impact on Sundance Films

  • Variety
#MeToo Issues Continue to Make an Impact on Sundance Films
If there were any doubts that the impact of sexual-harassment exposés­­ and backlash against them had died down, Oprah Winfrey put them to rest when she withdrew her name (and Apple’s distribution) from “On The Record,” a film about allegations against music execs Russell Simmons and L.A. Reid — just two weeks before its Sundance Film Festival premiere.

Variety reached out to Winfrey and the directors, Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, and learned what she wanted changed and why she left the project. We also talked with talent behind other Sundance films that have been impacted by #MeToo-related issues and tackle harassment head on, along with veteran filmmakers Miranda July and Anne Carey, whose work has been shaped by the movement.

On March 25, Winfrey announced a documentary covering workplace issues, tentatively titled “Toxic Labor,” and planned to air Dick and Ziering’s work as part of her first limited series for Apple TV Plus.
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