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Bombshell depicts sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Fox News’ Roger Ailes. The film follows the lawsuit filed by anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson against Ailes as well as the revelations by Megyn Kelly during the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. Kelly also become a lightning rod for her questions of and the subsequent attacks by candidate Donald Trump. The third woman profiled in the film is Kayla Popisil, a newly hired employee at the network who experiences harassment as well. Contains depictions of sexual harassment.


Dr. Zoe Peterson is a clinical psychologist and maintains a dual appointment with the Kinsey Institute and the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. She also is Director of the Kinsey Institute’s Sexual Assault Initiative. Dr. Peterson researches sexual consent, sexual assault, sexual coercion, and unwanted sex. She has studied men’s and women’s experiences as both victims and perpetrators of sexual aggression. Dr. Peterson also is a licensed psychologist with a particular interest in sex therapy, and she recently edited the Wiley Handbook of Sex Therapy. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Sex Research and was elected president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality for 2019-2021.

Brenda Weber is a Provost Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University. Her work engages with a wide archive of mostly discredited cultural texts, including non-canonical 19th-century transatlantic women's literature and contemporary media, specifically literature, film, and television. She has a particular interest in how identity is discursively gendered, constructed, and embodied through written and mediated means, as well as how gender, sex, sexuality, race, and class work together to inform notions of the "normative" self. Celebrity, masculinity, and American religious cultures have become important themes, offering a framework for coherency across the many modalities in which she works.

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