“A look at the rise and fall of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein featuring interviews with former colleagues and those who accused him of sexual misconduct.”

Director: Ursula Macfarlane
Release Date: September 2, 2019

Break news! Harvey Weinstein is not a good guy. I know, shocking news to everyone.

Untouchable is a HULU documentary that explores how Harvey Weinstein went from a concert promoter, to one of the most successful and respected men in Hollywood, to a struggling-to-stay afloat producer, till finally the true monstrous truth was revealed.

It is not worth spouting out the entire history of Harvey Weinstein and what unfolded. Everyone knows the story, and now it is going to become a major motion picture with the highly anticipated She Said (2022).

There are some incredibly moving and impactful scenes in Unforgettable, but none more so than the story of journalists Rebecca Traister and Andrew Goldman interacting with Harvey Weinstein at one of his parties in New York City. Rebecca asked Harvey about a movie he did not like, and rather than behaving appropriately, the burly bully screamed at her, called her a cunt, and made every attempt to grab the tape recorder from her hand.

I’m glad I’m the fucking sheriff of this shit-ass fucking town,’”

Harvey screamed this at Rebecca after allegedly assaulting her.

Goldman came to the aid of his colleague, and as a result he was put into a headlock in front of an entire party worth of people. There were individuals there with cameras and there were photos of the event, but none of them came to life. Ever. It shows the power that Harvey had to control the narrative, and so you understand how scary and intimidating he could be.

The fall of a white man who came to power to fast and got sucked into the orbit of glory and fame is a recent theme I have unintentionally been exploring. WeWork: Or The Making and Breaking Of A $47 Billion Unicorn (2021) shined a light on Adam Neumann’s downfall. Most recently I watched Spiderhead (2022), where the character of Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth) is a self-centered prick who has lost focus on all things besides his quest for success.

This theme is a normal human character flaw to explore. Man is fallible, and a white man has been the symbolic god-like figure in cinema for a long time. Watching a downfall of man is intriguing because you love to see what you would do differently and how you would have rectified the situation. Unlike it most cases, Untouchable doesn’t allow multiple choice answers on how to be better person. The opposite, correct path for a normal human, is not to terrorize women and sexually scar them both mentally and physically.

As my girlfriend says, just don’t be a dick. Be a good person.

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