Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Oscar Project 2016: The Hunting Ground

Movie: The Hunting Ground

First: Campus rape is obviously a very real, very important problem that deserves attention and research and action. And I have nothing but admiration for the young women in this movie who have the courage to tell their stories and to help others. But I was disappointed to find that the movie presented as objective fact things that were unsubstantiated, and especially that it relied so much on the highly questionable work of David Lisak. (You can read more about these issues here.) Misrepresenting the problem, especially regarding Lisak's serial rapist theory, helps no one.

Availability: On DVD and Blu-Ray, or available to download to rent or own.

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Music (Original Song): Nah. You can listen to "Til It Happens to You" here. I know there's been some controversy over whether Lady Gaga deserved her writing credit, but regardless, I just don't think it's a very good song.

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