A new trailer has been shared for the upcoming Bill Cosby documentary, We Need To Talk About Cosby.
Directed by W. Kamau Bell for Showtime, over four parts the series will offer a detailed look at the rise and fall of Cosby, once the biggest and most beloved comedian in the U.S.. We Need To Talk About Cosby wrestles with the conversations of the #MeToo movement, focusing on Bill Cosby’s descent from “America’s Dad” to alleged sexual predator.
It contains interviews with fellow comedians, cultural commentators, journalists, and women who all share their most personal encounters with the actor. It won’t be an easy watch for many: the documentary “offers viewers the chance to reconsider his mark in a society where rape culture, toxic masculinity, capitalism and white supremacy is shaping how we re-evaluate sex, power and agency,” as the official description explains.
“As a child of Bill Cosby, I was a huge fan of all his shows and wanted to be a comedian because of him,” Bell said about the project. “I never thought I’d ever wrestle with who we all thought Cosby was and who we now understand him to be. I’m not sure he would want me to do this work, but Cliff Huxtable definitely would.”
Cosby was accused of sexual assault by over 60 women at the height of the #MeToo movement. In 2018, he was jailed for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand back in 2004 but his conviction was overturned earlier this year.
We Need To Talk About Cosby was one of the most notable releases announced for the forthcoming 2022 Sundance Film Festival and should attract a lot of attention at the event. It will premiere on Showtime on January 30th, one week after its January 22nd debut at Sundance.
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