Politico: HBO’s ‘Confirmation’ film rattles some Washington power players
A group of former politicians and their aides are bracing themselves for a new HBO movie that dramatizes the 1991 confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and claims of sexual harassment made by Anita Hill, with some suggesting the possibility of legal action.
The film, titled “Confirmation”, is set to debut in April, but former Sens. Al Simpson and Jack Danforth, as well as at least one former lawyer on Thomas’ team, now are going public with their dismay at early versions of the film script they were given for their input, saying it is a biased portrayal.
“Obviously, they were going to go forward with [the film], and obviously there are going to be some repercussions because they’ve opened a hornet’s nest,” said Simpson, who called the script he saw a “seriously distorted” version of the actual confirmation hearings.