AceShowbiz - Hulu's documentary "Untouchable" which chronicles the rise and fall of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been previewed in a first trailer. The movie aims to reveal how, over decades, he acquires and protects his power even as scandal threatens to engulf him.
The approximately two-and-a-half-minute video features candid interviews with his former colleagues and accusers as they detail the method and consequences of his alleged abuse, hoping for justice and to inspire change. "Harvey Weinstein was known to be a bully," says New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow, who wrote an article that exposed Weinstein's alleged history of sexual abuse.
Someone who happened to hang around the co-founder of The Weinstein Company describes him, "He thought of himself as the sheriff in town." Another shares of how Weinstein acted around people, "He scared people in the same way a gangster would."
A number of his accusers, including Rosanna Arquette, Hope Exiner d'Amore, Paz de la Huerta, Zelda Perkins, Erika Rosenbaum, Caitlin Dulany, Louise Godbold and Nannette Klatt, are also shown in the trailer, sharing their accounts of his alleged sexual abuse.
Arquette, who claimed Weinstein propositioned her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the 1990s and tried to force her to touch his penis, says in the trailer, "When I tried to tell people, they said, 'You better keep your mouth shut.' "
Perkins explains how Weinstein managed to continue his alleged predator behavior before it was exposed, "The most sinister aspect is that the system enabled it." Farrow also recalls that people initially wouldn't believe these alleged victims, "I was being told these women are crazy."
"Untouchable" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January, where it was picked up by Hulu in a seven-figure deal. Directed by Ursula Macfarlane, it is set to launch on the streaming platform on September 2.