2018 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
By Livia Peterson
BELATED 2018 SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW.
The entertainment industry is demanding and requires more than determination to become a major star to name a couple. Despite the unions such as the Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) to implement appropriate work conditions and gender equality, the female actors are still underpaid, on the screen and on the stage and we still boast a long journey ahead to witness complete gender equality across all industries.
Hedy Lamarr was a woman of complex layers. She was the actress and the inventor of the base of the current wifi, Bluetooth, and the like. However, the most devastating fact is she did not receive credit for the invention. Anchored by incredible archival footage and insightful interviews, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story remains a typical documentary at the core. It is a shame because this film provides potential to be something more than what it is. Nonetheless, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story delivers an uplifting feminist perspective.
Ultimately, we are all bombshells in our own ways. We hide secrets, talents, and the like and yet, they are able to sometimes appear with the assistance of family and friends. B