The Full “Bombshell” Trailer Is Here

And people are losing their minds.

The first full trailer for the upcoming film Bombshell was released today. The film, which details the toxic culture of sexual harassment at Fox News perpetrated by then Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, has a star-studded cast that includes Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron and Academy Award nominees Margot Robbie.

In Bombshell, Kidman and Theron step into the shoes of real-life former Fox News anchors Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, respectively, and Robbie portrays a fictional associate producer named Kayla Pospisil. The film depicts the scandal that erupted when Carlson, one of the most recognizable faces of Fox, steps forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Ailes (played by the incomparable John Lithgow) in July 2016. New York Magazine then published a story days later detailing additional accounts of sexual harassment but other women. Kelly would eventually join Carlson in accusations of “unwanted advances” in her 2016 memoir Settle for More. The film will also cover the misogyny-filled spat between then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Kelly (who moderated one of the Republican primary debates), of whom Trump later said, “you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” By the end of July 2016, Ailes would be out as CEO of Fox News. Less than a year later, he died.

According to the film’s writer, Charles Randolph, the fictional character of Pospisil is a composite of the accounts of other women from Fox whom he interviewed while researching and writing the film. Some of the people who spoke to Randolph did so in breach of their nondisclosure agreements that they had signed.

In the trailer, we get our first in-depth look at how the scandal played out behind and the scenes and – not to mention – the top-tier acting chops of everyone involved.  The film also boasts an insane supporting cast that includes Kate McKinnon, Allison Janey, Mark Duplass, Connie Britton, Holland Taylor, D’Arcy Carden, Richard Kind, Malcolm McDowell, and Alanna Ubach.

The film screened over the weekend for the press and, so far, the reviews are glowing.

People on Twitter (specifically, the gays) are losing their minds over the trailer:

However, the film, its heroines, and intentions are not free from critique:

Bombshell hits theaters on December 20, 2019. What the trailer (and try not to shriek) below.

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