Critics praise Emily Atack for ‘provocative’ documentary about sexual harassment
Critics have praised Emily Atack for doing a “very brave job” and asking important questions in the BBC’s “provocative” new documentary.
The former Inbetweeners actress has been described as a “warm and engaging” host despite the show’s serious content, titled Emily Atack: Asking For It?
In a show that airs on BBC Two and iPlayer on Tuesday, Atack discusses her own experience of sexual harassment and explores how “something so grotesque, aggressive, malevolent and violent”. developed and can be addressed.
James Jackson wrote for The Times: “Emily Atack, often regarded as a comedian and cheerful character on television, has done a very brave job here of overcoming profound shame about everyday reality. hers.
“The title of the show is very provocative… Ask for it? You want to shout at the TV: ‘No!’”
The Guardian’s Emine Saner, which gave the show three out of five stars, described it as “a truly disgusting look at the influx of sexual images online”.
“You will be angry,” she wrote.
“Atack is a warm and engaging host who can laugh at the disgusting photos and messages when she’s with friends, such as the screenwriters on ITV2’s comedy show ITV2. her, but she admits to using humor as a coping mechanism.”
Emily Atack, often considered a comedian and comedian on television, has done a very brave job here of overcoming her deep shame about her everyday reality.James Jackson, The Times
Writing for The Telegraph, Helen Brown said it was “lovely” to see Atack accept the fact that she was not responsible for the harassment she had received.
“Atack bravely tackled this issue,” Brown wrote, giving the show 4 out of 5 stars.
“It was interesting to see (her) realize that she was not responsible for her own abuse and to shift the focus back to the arsonists.
“She calmly texted them, asking them to explain her behavior. But, of course, the cowards either disappeared or intensified the abuse.”
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But she added: “I wish the documentary filmmakers had tried harder to find an ex-flasher to speak to instead of letting Atack analyze them.”
On the show, Atack opened up about her life and shared a number of social media messages she received – which the actress said contained rape threats – to explore why. why she and others are harassed online.
She spoke to a sexual violence and abuse councilor and online safety campaigners to find out why this has been normalized for so long and also spoke with the police about what is being done to protect women and girls.
I wish the documentary filmmakers had tried harder to find an ex-flasher to speak to instead of letting Atack analyze them.Helen Brown, The Daily Telegraph
Atack has previously campaigned against cyberattacks, where individuals submit unsolicited pornographic images online, and spoke about the issue in Congress last February.
In March last year, the UK Government announced that hacking would become a new offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years in prison.
Emily Atack: Requests? available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/critics-praise-emily-atack-for-provocative-documentary-on-sexual-harassment-42322467.html Critics praise Emily Atack for ‘provocative’ documentary about sexual harassment