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Girl 27 Reviews

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April 10, 2014
revealing tale of rape culture and cover ups in MGM, as one elderly woman and one young film maker form a bond and bring everything into the light.
November 29, 2013
the life and story of Patricia Douglas: very enigmatic and also very sad...this kind of event only shows the power and greed hollwywood used to have back in the "good ol' days" it is a relief to know that,we don't have those kind of issues today...
August 29, 2013
Tears. That's all I have.
August 4, 2013
Not crazy about the style, but an important story to be told.
July 25, 2013
For anyone who enjoys "old Hollywood", you don't want to miss this one. Such a great documentary about a closed case file from 1937 reopened by David Stenin's investigative journalism. It's a sad tale about an innocent girl raped at a studio sponsored party. She and 119 other girls were misled as to what they were to be doing that evening and the rest is now history. Patricia Douglas was very courageous when this happened but the "Hollywood system" owned everyone back then and this case was snuffed out without any accountability of the perpetrators or any justice or vindication resulting. Gripping.
July 7, 2013
great documentary about an untold story of old Hollywood. The filmmaker plays detective and doesn't give up until he unturns every rock to expose this ugly event at MGM. Great archival footage serves as both evidence and to set the scene of the time.
Super Reviewer
March 11, 2013
Interesting topic but terrible storytelling.
½ January 20, 2013
Horrifying & fascinating.
October 2, 2012
Interesting subject, but the director is so selfish and so biased its sickening. Up to you if it's worth it.
May 28, 2012
fascinating scandal set to a golden age MGM backdrop.
April 21, 2012
Hollywood, politics, rape and scandal -- Girl 27 is the moving documentary about the teen victim that tried to take on MGM in the late 30s... and ended up losing everything. 5 stars
January 26, 2012
Really important story and it's about time it was told! The interviews are by FAR the best part, but the overly personal ego bits with the filmmaker are so unnecessary and detract from the film overall. Also gets repetitive; should have been a tighter 1-hr special sort of format.
December 10, 2011
An interesting documentary about a young girl who is sexually assaulted by an MGM executive 65 years ago and its subsequent cover-up. The assault of course ruins the life of Patricia Douglas leaving a broken life and broken relationships in its wake. It's a sad but not surprising story of Hollywood corruption.
November 13, 2011
Very interesting story. Amazing how influential MGM was and how easily people can be influenced by money. Great side story about LorettaYoung.
November 13, 2011
An interesting documentary about a woman who was raped at an MGM party in 1930's LA and then the case was buried for 65 years. Definitely a story worth telling but not quite enough material for a feature film, would have been better as a short subject doc, still worth checking out.
November 1, 2011
Uncovered truth prevails.
June 26, 2011
Hollywood writer, David Stenn stumbles upon the long buried story of the rape of a dancer for MGM during one of their stag parties for their salesmen in 1937. Patricia Douglas, "girl 27" is found by Stenn in her 80s and becomes his reluctant story for this documentary. Her sad story before and after the rape is a compelling one, and she in the end finds some vidndication when the whole story gets printed in Variety revealing the dirty underbelly of MGM studios back in it's heyday.
Beefy
Super Reviewer
½ May 20, 2011
Raining on the idea of the golden age of Hollywood, this is the story of a young girl who is raped at an MGM party, whose name the studio smears and libels, and who subsequently disappears.
½ May 13, 2011
sad story on the early motion picture industry that doesn't seem to have changed its practices in decades
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