We Need to Talk About Cosby
During his nearly 50 years in show business, Bill Cosby became one of the most recognizable Black celebrities in America. With a career that included an astronomical rise on television in the mid-1960s; work in children’s programming and education; legendary stand-up performances and albums; and an epoch-defining hit sitcom, The Cosby Show, Cosby was a model of Black excellence for millions of Americans. But now, thanks to the brave and painful testimonies of dozens of women, we know there was a sinister reality to the man once extolled as “America’s Dad.”
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"Excellent documentary; very layered discussion of race, rape culture and art. "
"A shocking, devastating, and essential watch. This docuseries provides context for understanding how much Cosby's legacy meant (and still means) to the Black community. Bell's work raises questions about how difficult it can be to reconcile the art we enjoy from the truth about the artist. Please watch with care, as testimonials from the victims are as explicit as they are soul-crushing."
"Immediately, OJ and R. Kelly went through my mind. It was a combination of both- he wrote a section in his book explaining how he did it and did it to MANY womxn. He was doing this his entire career. It did pose a good question- can you separate the art from the artist? Personally I can’t. Streaming on Prime until 08/31/22"
"I absolutely love this. The way W. Kamau Bell chose to handle that topic feels so right to me. I love a good, okay, lets sit down and be real for moment, and really talk about this. No hiding from the ugly truth because it doesn't fit the story we have constructed in our collective mind. It cuts deep, but it's necessary, because it's not just about one man's behavior. It's also about us, and it's about fame, money, and power. "
"I love that W Kamau Bell broke the ground about talking about sexual assault. And not just in Hollywood but in general. He asked all the tough questions and did a really thorough job. It’s a subject that has no good way to talk about it but it need to be talked about in an open, candid, and uncensored forum and Kamau does a great job of that. "
"A very thorough, interesting, and poignant documentary series. It explores a lot of social issues and triumphs in interviews and footage. I highly recommend it for its hard hitting approach to controversial topics, and serves as a harbinger for a variety of larger societal conversations to be had."
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