Bill Cosby had a long successful career which earned him a reputable position in the industry, however it all came crashing down after the sexual assault, drugging and rape accusations against him came to light. His forthcoming documentary, We Need to Talk About Cosby will explore this scandal on a deeper level.
Some still believe that the once-beloved figure known as “America’s Dad” is innocent and is not capable of doing what they accused him of. While others believe this to be conspiracy to take down another influential and successful Black Man.
Throughout his trial to his conviction and his subsequent release, Cosby has maintained his innocence. He repeatedly denied the allegations against him by the dozens of women who came forward to tell their tale.
Director W. Kamau Bell takes the helm as he deals with the struggles of many Cosby fans who have a hard time reconciling their beloved memories of his career with accusations. Kamau will explore Cosby’s career and his subsequent fall-from grace after facing the allegations.
Kamau will have to be careful as he explores his own admiration for Cosby while also digging into the man behind the headlines. Meanwhile, the trailer for We Need to Talk About Cosby was released on Jan. 20. You can watch the two-and-a-half minute clip below.
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