I’ve seen Bombshell three times — two screenings, one home viewing — and therefore had to watch this Megyn Kelly-moderated panel discussion among former Fox News talent and producers along with Kelly’s husband Douglas Brunt.
The survivors are Juliet Huddy, Rudi Bakhtiar and Julie Zann.
In the film Fox News honcho Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) asks prospective on-air female talent (like Margot Robbie‘s Kayla Popisil) to “twirl” — i.e., show me your ass. This happened in actuality, of course.
The most surprising moment comes at 16:20 when Kelly is asked if she ever submitted. “So I was asked to do the spin,” she says, “and God help me, I did it.”
Kelly explains: “I remember feeling like ‘I put myself through school, I was offered a partnership at Jones Day, one of the best law firms in the world, I argued before federal courts of appeal all over the nation, I came here uncovering the United States Supreme Court, I graduated with honors from all of my programs, and now he wants me to twirl.’ And I did it. (Emotional pause.) If you don’t get how demeaning that is, I can’t help you. In retrospect, I’d give anything if I had said no.”