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The director of “Leaving Neverland” says the document expands the # MeToo movement

Michael Jackson Kimberly White / Corbis via Getty Images Having left Neverland the controversial documentary recently premiered on the HBO tells the story of two men who grew up as "close friends" with Michael Jackson when they were little boys themselves. They share their stories of how they won, manipulated, and sexually assaulted for a definite part of their childhood. They share how the most beloved pop star in the world ripped off their families and almost destroyed their adult lives.The film director and producer, Dan Reed, tells him that the documentary was never about Michael Jackson. It was about believing sacrifice even when child abuse is one of beloved ] public person. Director and producer Leaving Neverland talks about his hopes for the movie "This is a movie about Wade Robson and James Safechuck and they and their families are doing what happened to them as children. And when we tell it the story we are able to educate people out there about what kind of grooming children's sexual assault that really goes on, what really happens, because there is some kind of assumption that sexual abuse of children means a guy in a dirty digging coat that grabs one Child and dragging them into an alley and doing violent things, often it is not so, often it is not mild, it is seduction, it is seduction that reflects seduction in an adult context, except that it happens to a small child who does not can really agree, says…

 Michael Jackson Kimberly White / Corbis via Getty Images

 Michael Jackson Kimberly White / Corbis via Getty Images

Michael Jackson Kimberly White / Corbis via Getty Images

Having left Neverland the controversial documentary recently premiered on the HBO tells the story of two men who grew up as “close friends” with Michael Jackson when they were little boys themselves. They share their stories of how they won, manipulated, and sexually assaulted for a definite part of their childhood. They share how the most beloved pop star in the world ripped off their families and almost destroyed their adult lives.

The film director and producer, Dan Reed, tells him that the documentary was never about Michael Jackson. It was about believing sacrifice even when child abuse is one of beloved ] public person.

Director and producer Leaving Neverland talks about his hopes for the movie

“This is a movie about Wade Robson and James Safechuck and they and their families are doing what happened to them as children. And when we tell it the story we are able to educate people out there about what kind of grooming children’s sexual assault that really goes on, what really happens, because there is some kind of assumption that sexual abuse of children means a guy in a dirty digging coat that grabs one Child and dragging them into an alley and doing violent things, often it is not so, often it is not mild, it is seduction, it is seduction that reflects seduction in an adult context, except that it happens to a small child who does not can really agree, says Reed in an interview with Billboard. “If we can bring it along, if we can start telling the bigger story to the world, it doesn’t matter if it is Michael Jackson or the priest or guy next door or uncle or the beloved family friend you trusted with your child. It is a really good, positive difference that we can make. “

Reed continued to discuss how the movie” clearly feeds into my whole “movement.”

“It’s about little guys, it’s about children and men, male victims of sexual abuse, and I think that type expands” I’m also “the movement in a good way,” he says.

How “Leaving Neverland “fits into the” me too “movement

As defined by MeToo’s website, the movement” was founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence, especially black women and girls and other young women of color from low wealth, find ways to healing. “

The site talks about the goal of the movement ahead: to reframe the global conversation about sexual violence to talk to the needs of a wider range of survivors.

Although Me To begin with a focus on Black women and girls, its future goal is to expand the spectrum of survivors for which the movement speaks, according to the website Surviving children over sexual abuse is indeed broadening the current spectrum. “

When Leaving Neverland premiered in Sundance, Reed was nervous about how the audience would react. He heard silently murmuring throughout the show and in the pause, he said audince looked” shaky “. he greeted with apprehensive applause and standing ovation. He told Billboard that that moment at Sundance was a turning point for him because he thought “Wow, people have identified with [Wade and James]. People believe them. “

A theater full of people in Sundance may not have been ready to believe in the personal accounts of Robson, Safechuck and their families who opposed the magnificent beloved Michael Jackson, it was not for” I too “movement. way, every time a survivor of sexual assault comes up today it is related to MeToo simply because it is the movement that made us accustomed to believe in sacrifice.

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