The upcoming film “Confirmation” will go more into the story behind Hill and her testimony against then U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, along with introducing a new generation to how sexual harassment came further into prominence.
“Scandal” fans thirsty for more Kerry Washington during the show’s summer hiatus, you’re in luck: HBO just revealed a first look at the actress channeling attorney Anita Hill in the upcoming film “Confirmation:”
— HBO (@HBO) June 16, 2015
Washington, who is also an executive producer on the project, shared her excitement on her personal Instagram several hours after HBO shared the photo:
Many “Scandal” fans may be too young to easily recognize Hill, but HBO’s forthcoming telepic (a release date is still being determined) will bring the law professor’s story — which touched off a national debate about sexual harassment of women in the workplace — to a new generation.
In 1991, as the Senate Judiciary Committee deliberated over the final vote that would ultimately place Clarence Thomas on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court, Hill reluctantly stepped forward and accused the Supreme Court justice nominee of sexually harassing her.
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