The final segment of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT BILL COSBY discusses how to remember this flawed man as the iconic legend. The series is hosted by W. Kamau Bell, who asks the hard, necessary questions of lawyers, activists, friends, fellow comedians, actors, and survivors. Their total take of the Cosby situation puts it all into perspective for the viewers to make their final call on who really is Bill Cosby.
There is much information given during this quick hour of facts, dates, clips, interviews, and excerpts from important documents. It is laid out with precision. Emotions run high. Again, it is tough to watch. I think back to all those years of Cosby’s deviant behavior and wonder what was happening in my own world. I feel sad I didn’t listen more closely.
We all live in our own life bubble, and we are not always attentive to the signs and indicators around us, sounding alarms until sometimes, it is too late. This is why WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT BILL COSBY is necessary. We must do better for all women throughout the world. America has a “rape culture.” We accept jokes and jabs that border on misogyny. Susan B. Anthony once said: “Courage is the best protection a woman can have.” Bravo to the victims who came forward to speak their truths. There were close to 70 stories shared before the courts stopped and charged Bill Cosby. Kudos to the 35 women whose faces were published on a New York magazine cover in 2015.
Bell asks the question…”Can you separate the art from the artist? And should you?”
Compelling…relevant… necessary. It is without a doubt “must-see” TV for humanity’s growth, progress, and “light.”
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT BILL COSBY is available to stream on SHOWTIME.