Guilty- Movie Review
Decades before MeToo became an official platform, Jodie Foster”s Oscar-winning act in the 1988 film “The Accused” had already tried initiating a conversation along the line that a woman cannot be slut-shamed or victim-blamed for a sexual assault or rape on her, no matter what. In India, a few years back, we had the brilliant “Pink”, which underlined the maxim that, when a woman says so, no means no.
“Guilty”, touted as the brainchild of an all-women creative, tries discussing the conversation through a story of rape allegation set against the backdrop of MeToo, which makes it relevant. Any film that attempts to talk to the audience on this subject should be deemed important, and that is despite its cinematic merit or the lack of it.