This stunning expose of Hollywood's buried scandal is a revelation about the movie industry's influence, and a well-documented backgrounder on Hollywood's 'casting couch' attitude towards women
| Original Score: 4/5
Archival clips and personal interviews tell a fascinating story of a girl done in by the corruption of MGM, the District Attorney, her attorney, and her own mother!
| Original Score: 7/10
Writer David Stenn stumbled across the shocking story of Patricia Douglas and MGM around the time he was finishing his biography of Jean Harlow, and he immediately sprang into action.
| Original Score: 3/5
[Girl 27] not without fascination, in part because he's dug up extraordinary footage that features Douglas and her attacker. He also dug up Douglas herself, and it's her story that dominates the movie.
... his tone of righteous indignation, while justifiable, sometimes gets in the way of the valuable points he makes ...
Pic's self-serving approach is contemptible.
Girl 27 is about the moral hypocrisy of Hollywood as well as a testament to the lingering damage inflicted by rape.