Top 10 “Rape and Revenge” Films for “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” [Linwood’s Picks]
In honor of “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”, I have decided to select ten of my favorite thought-provoking films that deal with the topic of this month. Some are meant to be seen as a picture that simulates the feeling of empowerment, while others more so tackle resolution. All deal with various themes of trauma and the intricacies of the mind as it is being processed throughout the ordeal from several perspectives.
I have excluded movies such as the ‘I Spit on Your Grave’ franchise and ‘Thriller – A Cruel Picture’, because while I absolutely love the exploitation genre as it is a very raw form of storytelling for artistic filmmakers, I don’t see the purpose of them other than to be gruesome entertainment that doesn’t stir up meaningful discussion.
Evidently, there is a “trigger warning” for those who are unfamiliar with how the sub-genre can be unnerving to experience at times. All filmmakers are different and handle the subject matter as a form of entertainment differently. Whether that be grounded and mature, or shamelessly with crafting a blunt message for the audience.
Linwood Storm is an American musician, executive producer, filmmaker, director, actor, publisher, voice-over artist and comic book writer from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is currently the host of the ‘Black Grindhouse’ podcast and founder of GameCargo.