Controversial, gut-wrenching and confronting. These are the words being circulated following the public release of Leaving Neverland - HBO’s two-part documentary exploring the accounts of two boys (now adults), allegedly molested by the late Michael Jackson.
Confronting the separate by parallel experience of two young boys, James Safechuck, at age 10, and Wade Robson, at age 7, the documentary interviews the now grown adults as they explore their harrowing childhood experiences. Summarising the doco, British filmmaker Dan Reed says that ‘through gut-wrenching interviews with the now-adult men and their families, Leaving Neverland crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation and deception.”
As millions watch the trailer and thousands flock to their screens to watch the first-half of the documentary, fans of the late super-star are being confronted with the difficult question, ‘can we continue to celebrate the genius in the face of the monster?’ Check out the Joe Rogan podcast where they explore this very question.