Victim Suspect (2023) Web Series Cast, Reviews and Stories.
Victim/Suspect is an American documentary film directed by Nancy Schwartzman that follows Emmy-winning journalist Rachel de Leon as she investigates sexual assault cases where victims have been charged with crimes.
This film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11, 2023, and was available on Netflix on May 23, 2023. It received critical acclaim, particularly for Schwartzman’s direction, de Leon’s reporting, and significant subject matter.
- Rachel de Leon as herself
- Amanda Pike as herself
- Christopher Clements as himself
- Julie Goldman as herself
- Alice Henty as herself
The New York Times gave Victim/Suspect an enthusiastic review, writing, “Victim/Suspect is an essential and engaging film that sheds light on an alarming trend. Schwartzman’s direction is excellent while de Leon’s reporting makes for essential viewing.”
The Washington Post also gave Victim/Suspect high marks, writing: “Victim/Suspect is an engaging film that should be required viewing for anyone interested in seeing sexual assault victims receive justice.”
The Hollywood Reporter gave Victim/Suspect an overall mixed review, writing: “Victim/Suspect is an important and well-made film, yet its subject matter can be disturbing and tone sometimes dark; nevertheless, Victim/Suspect should be essential viewing for anyone caring about justice for sexual assault victims.”
Victim/Suspect tells the tale of a young woman who was sexually assaulted. Yet, instead of finding justice, they’ve been charged with making false reports to law enforcement officials. Emmy Award-winning journalist Rachel de Leon investigates this trend by travelling around to interview victims, attorneys, and law enforcement officials as she uncovers patterns of systemic failure that have resulted in false convictions of innocent women.
Victim/Suspect is an eye-opening film that sheds light on an alarming trend of sexual assault victims being criminally accused and victimized by perpetrators. Anyone concerned with justice for sexual assault victims must view this film.