What All About The Bombshell Movie?

Many people are fond of movies. Whenever they get free, they would prefer to watch a movie. Many people wait for their free time to spend some time with themselves by watching movies and stuff.

One such Hollywood movie is the movie Bombshell

What is the movie bombshell about? let’s see


Many people might have faced harassment in their life at some point. Some might have experienced it at home, many at the workplace, while some at friends groups. One such story is Bombshell. It is a real event-based story that was released in 2019.  The drama genre-based film, which is almost 2 hours long. It was one of the most talked-about films at that time.


The movie depicts the bravery of a woman to file a suit against her boss, accusing him of sexual harassment. It is based on the woman of Fox news (news company) who, exposed her CEO and chairman to sexual harassment.

The movie is directed by – Jay Roach 

Written by – Charles Randolph

The main cast – Gretchen Carlson, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron

It has left such an impact on the people that it was nominated for various categories of awards.

True story 

In 2016, Gretchen Carlson (who portrays herself in the film) filed a lawsuit against the CEO and chairman, Roger Ailes of Fox news.

Along with Carlson, the other two names involved were Megyn Kelly and Kayla Pospisil. Megyn Kelly was at the peak of her career at that point and was a shining star. Along with them, over 20 other women accused the CEO, Roger Alies of workplace sexual harassment.

After such allegations, he was forced to resign from his position. And after a year of resigning, he died at the age of 77. 

Roger Alies 

Earlier, Roger used to be a political consultant. He later moved on to television. In 1996 CEO of NewsCorp hired allies to launch fox news. Under the Alies, FOX NEWS took great heights and began to dominate other news networks.

Alies, as was involved in politics earlier, were believed to be very close with the politicians and the presidents. Donald Trump was one of his guests. Alies used to be very active in the presidential election.

Gretchen Carlson and other women 

In 2016, she filed a suit against alies accusing him of sexual harassment. She also accused him of destroying her career. Eventually, Carlson was fired from her job.

The title of the movie is very suitable as most of the employees are women. It shows the majority of women and how things are difficult for them outside their homes. The film portrays the truth, that women still face harassment at their place of work at the cost of their careers. 

The title Bombshell is suitable as that describes the shell which is the office, from which it is difficult for women to get out, and also if she chooses to stay then also, she has to suffer. The only problem Bombshell shows is, how long a woman is going through the harassment and how long it took her to the action.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What scandal is the movie based on?

  • It is based on the accounts of the women at Fox News who exposed the CEO for sexual harassment.

Is it available on Netflix?

  • No, it is not on Netflix. it’s a Lionsgate Movie.

What age group should watch the movie?

  • The movie is definitely not for the kids.

Click here and check the Bombshell Movie trailer. 


By this time, the answer to the question, what is the movie bombshell about? Must be very clear. 

A Bombshell is a real event-based Hollywood movie that shows harassment in the workplace.

Not only in Hollywood, but women also face harassment almost in all paths of their life.

Whether it be their home, workplace, etc.

Women are harassed for their looks, their body, their colour, etc. It is correctly said, we all should come together to make this world a better place to live, at least for a woman, who has so many restrictions on her.