Audrie & Daisy takes a harsh look at the painstaking recounts of two sexual assault cases through innocent eyes in this porn-addled boys world.
Netflix’s newest documentary shares the heartbreaking realities of sexual crimes that send ripple effects through families and communities across the nation. The documentary examines two teenage girls lives has they are broken from the aftermath of rape. Filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President, The Rape of Europa) take an in-depth look at the age of rape culture and cyber-bullying gone out of control.
Audrie & Daisy examines how our society encourages the horrible excuse of “boys will be boys" mindset. With this set of mentality, our culture allows young men to disregard other people’s innocence and sense of humanity. Both cases take place in 2012, the first being in Saratoga, California and the next being in Maryville, Missouri. Audrie Potts, sadly, committed suicide after events of her assault and online bullying. After Daisy Coleman’s assault her rural town of Maryville literally split into two sides. Some taking the boys side, while others supported Daisy.
At times infuriating, filmmakers show the horrors of sexual crime that goes unpunished because there are people who would rather blame the victims for what happened to them. While Audrie & Daisy gets a little messy in its editing and timeline, nevertheless, the film’s unflinching story and underlining message succeeds. Audrie & Daisy offers a redemptive message of compassion and hope. In the end, the documentary advocates a voice for women all around the nation to be strong and to speak out.
Audrie & Daisy is rated NR (Not Rated).
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