Surviving R. Kelly comes across at times like it's exploiting R. Kelly's victims for salacious details
"At what point does a documentary shift from honoring the voices of brutalized women to exploiting them for every salacious detail?" asks Angelica Jade Bastién. "Yes, there is value in bearing witness to these women’s testimonies," she adds. "But too often, Surviving R. Kelly plays into moments that feel exploitative, and raise another troubling question: How much do women have to reveal in order for us to believe them?"
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