Women and Hollywood’s Picks of the Week for December 12

Picks of the Week offers Women and Hollywood’s top recommendations — women-driven and women-made movies, series, VOD releases, and more — and tells you why they are worth your time and money. Note: Picks of the Week will be going on hiatus until mid-January. We hope you have a great holiday season. Michelle Wolf: Joke Show…

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Trailer Watch: “Surviving R. Kelly’s” Impact Is Explored in Follow-Up Docuseries “The Reckoning”

“Whoever’s acting like they didn’t know is lying,” an interviewee says about R. Kelly’s decades of sexual abuse. “Black women had been talking about this story since 1991,” another character observes. “‘Surviving R. Kelly’ accomplished making America listen to these stories.” A trailer for a follow-up docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning,” has…

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Chrissy Metz Is Bringing “Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds” Adaptation to Amazon

Chrissy Metz is eyeing the top of Africa’s highest mountain. The “This Is Us” breakout is set to produce — and possibly star — in a film adaptation of Kara Richardson Whitely’s memoir “Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds” for Amazon Studios. Deadline broke the news. Published in 2015, “Gorge” sees Whiteley embarking…

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Trailer Watch: Ann Dowd Loses David Bowie and Her Boyfriend in “Speed of Life”

“I think when David Bowie died, the universe broke,” says Ann Dowd in a new trailer for “Speed of Light.” Named for Bowie’s 1977 song, Liz Manashil’s dramedy sees the Emmy-winning “Handmaid’s Tale” star reckoning with an inter-dimensional portal that forever changes her life. The spot kicks off in 2016 with a couple learning of…

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Mo’Nique Will Hunt Down Racist Killers in “Mother Trucker”

Mo’Nique is on the war path. The actress and stand-up comedian is set to star in indie pic “Mother Trucker,” Variety confirms. The action-adventure sees her embarking on a cross-country trip to hunt down her husband’s killers. Set during the Congressional impeachment hearings to remove President Richard Nixon from office, “Mother Trucker” tells the story…

Original source: https://womenandhollywood.com/monique-will-hunt-down-racist-killers-in-mother-trucker/

Trailer Watch: An Acid Attack Survivor Refuses to Be Silenced in Meghna Gulzar’s “Chhapaak”

Director Meghna Gulzar brings Laxmi Agarwal’s story to the big screen in “Chhapaak.” A trailer has arrived for the Hindi-language portrait of an acid attack survivor. “Chhapaak,” which translates to “splash,” centers on the Agarwal-inspired Malti (Deepika Padukone, “Padmaavat”). On the street in New Delhi, 2005, a man throws acid in 15-year-old Malti’s face after…

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