The new movie “Bombshell” is reopening some painful wounds.
In the film, Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly in the story about sexual harassment at Fox News; in a new video the former Fox anchor gathered several former female colleagues to watch and discuss the movie.
A preview of the conversation reveals the emotional scars left by the harassment the women experienced. As Kelly explains, “All three women complained of harassment and lost their job,” adding that two of them haven’t worked in TV since.
One major topic of conversation is the infamous “spin” that former Fox News chief Roger Ailes often asked his female employees to do in order to show off their figures.
As Kelly reveals, when Ailes asked her to do the spin, she actually obliged.
“I remember feeling like, I put myself through school, I was offered a partnership at Jones Day, one of the best law firms in the world, I argued before federal courts of appeal all over the nation, I came here, I’m covering the United States Supreme Court, I graduated with honours from all of my programs, and now he wants me to twirl,” Kelly recalls, “and I did it.”
She adds, “If you don’t get how demeaning that is, I can’t help you.”
During the discussion, Kelly admits that watching the film is “emotional and it is triggering to see it portrayed on the screen.”
The full conversation can be viewed below: