This is not true, however, of David Mamet's Oleanna, which fearlessly addressed the issues of sexual harassment with the subtlety of a slap in the face. Oleanna was first a play that made theater audiences upset and angry before it became a movie that died at the box office, probably killed by its political content. Opinions have differed about the play/film's effectiveness. This reviewer felt that the film tried a little too hard to make the audience squirm -- but it also forced me to think.
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