Confirmation Trailer: Kerry Washington’s Anita Hill Is Here to Testify

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Revisiting publicly televised debates over sexism and racism from the '90s — so hot right now. HBO just released an extended trailer for its TV movie Confirmation, which stars Kerry Washington as Anita Hill and centers on Hill's testimony during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas (a perfectly smarmy Wendell Pierce), during which Hill claimed that Thomas sexually harassed her. Confirmation is directed by Dope's Rick Famuyiwa and features performances from Jennifer Hudson (as Angela Wright, the "other woman" who accused Thomas) and Greg Kinnear (as Joe Biden, who presided over the hearings). The film looks like it will combine American Crime Story and Scandal, taking on one of the biggest recent scandals in American politics while also putting everyone in great 1990s outfits. Confirmation arrives April 16. Prep the wine and think pieces.