Audrie & Daisy is a documentary about a look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.
I found this film when I was looking for something to watch on Netflix and I’ve always been one who finds interest how the community and legal system react to sexual assault cases. The cases thankfully gaining more public attention and outrage at how it’s dealt with. As a screenwriter, this is also a topic I really want to deal with, despite how heavy and tough it would be to deal with from a writing and from an audience perspective.
Since I’m obviously not someone who lives in the states, I had only vaguely heard of Daisy’s case as it was given coverage on the news. Watching this documentary gave a much needed insight into the story and a heartfelt account of their point of view, a point of view that should be believed or at least considered instead of being written off like it was by police because they didn’t want to point fingers.
This documentary covers the span of a few years as we see Daisy, as well as a few others though the majority of the documentary follows that of Daisy who continue to push forward despite the public backlash and multiple suicide attempts, struggle with what happened to her.
It’s an ugly and harsh world and I’m glad documentaries like Audrie & Daisy along with The Hunting Ground and The Invisible War are getting the public attention it deserves so more of a light can be shed on the horrible things that are happening to the women, and even men, of our society.