The 'Assassination Nation' Teaser Trailer Showcases an Assault on Misogyny

A timely film on the destruction of social constructs.

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Assassination Nation has been making a lot of noise at the Sundance Film Festival for its metaphoric usage of the term witch hunt and the social climate of the #MeToo movement as conveying themes in its plot. The movie follows Lily, Sarah, Bex, and Em as high school girls living in the small town of Salem whose secret lives are exposed online alongside the entire town.

As such, the town falls into chaos and when Lily is accused of being the hacker who exposed everyone, the town becomes a lynch mob ready to attack the students, leaving the students to retaliate and turn the tables on their persecutors. The film deals with themes of hypocrisy, lack of empathy, and a willingness to jump to extreme behaviors in America. It also touches on toxic masculinity in society, as well as conformity. Check out the visuals above, and if you’re looking to check out the movie for yourself, its just picked up global distribution rights for $10 million USD, the biggest deal so far at the festival.

In other movie news, check out the latest Pacific Rim trailer.

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