This is a true story about a number of women who were sexually harassed by Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) head of Fox News. The focus is played out by Megan Kelly (Charlize Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) and Kayla Pospisil (Margo Robbie).
I can’t remember being as uncomfortable watching a film. To a certain point that is complementary to the director who places us in the room where Ailes exercises his power over the ambitious young women. He expects loyalty to him and that comes by providing sexual favors in his locked 8th floor office, which is secured by his longtime secretary who obviously knows what is going on.
There are excellent performances for us to see: John Lithgow is creepy as an old unattractive man can be, and the women are all very attractive, as they react in different ways based on their level of security. Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman are impressive but Margo Robbie as the young new comer is the most effective. We can feel her reactions to Ailes as he directs her to expose part of her body while in his secluded office.
This is a well acted film that deals with a real problem it must be respected as fine work, but don’t expect to enjoy what you see.