Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein has reached 1 million viewers during its UK television debut on BBC Two last Sunday.
The docu-film features interviews with the women behind the allegations against Harvey Weinstein–Hollywood’s most notorious sexual predator. It gained an average of 942,000 viewers from the British audience and reached its 1M peak between 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm. It aired on the British Broadcasting Corporation’s second flagship television channel and was originally commissioned by BBC.
Untouchable was first premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, held from January 24 to February 3. The feature-length doc was helmed by Ursula MacFarlane who is known for her works such as Charlie Hebdo: Three Days that Shook Paris and Captive.
The documentary gave viewers an in-depth look at Harvey Weinstein’s sex-related crimes. Weinstein’s alleged victims appear in a sit-down interview as they recount the harrowing details from each of their own experiences of sexual assault from the Miramax founder.
While the information presented by the film was nothing new, it effectively left audiences affected by the chilling accounts of Weinstein’s interactions with the women involved. The women who appeared in the docu-film were lauded for their bravery namely, Paz de la Huerta, Caitlin Dulany, Erika Rosenbaum, Rosanna Arquette, Hope d’Amore and Nannette Klatt. All of whom share similar experiences at the hands of the film industry big-shot exposing the pattern of predatory behavior that continued for decades before the #MeToo movement.
Ronan Farrow wrote the exposition on Weinstein published in The New York Times was also featured in the doc.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.