HBO Max has dropped the first trailer for On The Record, its documentary about Russell Simmons’ sexual assault accusers. The documentary first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It will be available at launch on May 27.

The official description: On The Record presents the powerful and haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly name hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault. The documentary chronicles not only Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers – Sil Lai Abrams and Sheri Sher.

Oprah Winfrey was going to executive produce the film and release it as a part of her deal with Apple TV+, but she pulled out earlier this year after believing the doc was not ready to premiere at Sundance.

“The fierce determination of Drew Dixon and all of the women who bravely chose to share their stories in On The Record moved us profoundly,” says Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, in a statement received by Shadow And Act earlier this year. “I’ve been impressed with Amy and Kirby’s work over the years covering this complex subject matter, and look forward to this film finding the widest possible audience.”

Watch the trailer below:



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Photo: Jane Doe Films 

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