IT ONLY TAKES ONE VOICE TO CHANGE HISTORY.
In 1991, President Bush nominates Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) for the Supreme Court, but a law professor (Kerry Washington) steps forward, claiming that Thomas sexually harassed her. The Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas controversy is an epic he said-she said story where we still don’t know which one of them lied. The film walks a fine line, clearly on Hill’s side but still refusing to paint Thomas as guilty, instead attacking the Senate’s proceedings at a time when it was still largely a boys club. That part is interesting, and it’s fun watching Greg Kinnear do an OK Biden imitation, but on the whole the film is a bit ineffectual.
2016-U.S. Made for TV. Color. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Teleplay: Susannah Grant. Cast: Kerry Washington (Anita Hill), Wendell Pierce (Clarence Thomas), Greg Kinnear (Joe Biden), Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Lister-Jones, Grace Gummer… Treat Williams, Dylan Baker, Jennifer Hudson.