A documentary detailing accused rapist Harvey Weinstein's fall from grace takes a closer look at the allegations against the Hollywood producer
Untouchable spotlights the voices of his accusers who, in 2017 reports from both the New York Times and The New Yorker, accused of Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
Since those reports, 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, as noted by the trailer. Those reports led to the start of the #MeToo movement, which has resulted in more people coming forward against their alleged abusers.
The documentary – which will let Weinstein's accusers tell their stories in their own words – is directed by Ursula Macfarlane and will be available for streaming on Hulu on 2 September.
In the trailer, many of the women share similar experiences with Weinstein; one accuser says on camera that when she first read the initial reports about Weinstein she "couldn't believe they were telling this story, as though they were writing about me."
Weinstein was one of Hollywood's most powerful producers throughout the late '90s and 2000s; winning an Oscar as a producer for 1999's Shakespeare in Love. He also executive produced a number of other well-known films, including Silver Linings Playbook, The Nanny Diaries, the Scream franchise, and the Spy Kids movies.
"He scared people," one unnamed man says in voiceover, "in the same way a gangster would."
According to a press release from Hulu, Untouchable also includes interviews with Weinstein's former employees at Miramax and The Weinstein Company who are now re-examining their relationship with their boss. (Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company in 2017.)
The case is expected to go on trial in September 2019 in New York.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the Rape Crisis Centre Ireland on 01 865 6954 or visit rcni.ie.