Sometimes here on Films from the Basement, we tackle more serious movies. This week Garrett suggested M.F.A., a newer film that may have flown under the radar for most. It deals with rape and sexual assault and ultimately how people who experience the same situation deal with it differently. While still being a movie and providing entertainment, we thought we would also talk about and address some of these issues since they appear in our society. While we’ll laugh at some of the dumb decisions and corniness portrayed throughout the film, it doesn’t mean we take the subject matter lightly. If you or anyone you know is affected by these things please use the sites and numbers below and reach out for help.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255
Let us know what you think, or even what films should get the Films from the Basement treatment.
Also, a big basement shout-out to Eric Hutchinson for giving us permission to use a clip of his song “The Basement” as our intro. Be sure to check out his site erichutchinson.com and his various social media hot-spots for all his news and music.