Monica Lewinsky and MTV’s former ’Catfish’ co-host Max Joseph are turning the tables when it comes to public shaming in modern-day culture, and they are doing it with a new documentary called ‘15 Minutes of Shame’.
According to Deadline, the collaborators will both appear on camera, and the documentary will feature high-profile people from around the world who have been publicly shamed. Reports on the film say it will analyze the bullies, the bystanders, the media, psychologists, politicians, and experts in between.
Given Lewinsky’s public past with being shamed and cyberbullied following her White House sex scandal with President Bill Clinton, she seems fit for the position. “Monica Lewinsky is an anti-bullying activist with unparalleled authority, making her the perfect partner for this project,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max.
The documentary is set to be executive produced by Lewinsky and Joseph, who have partnered with production company Six West. HBO Max announced Monday that it has acquired rights to distribute it via its new subscription, streaming service next year.
Although HBO Max is set to launch in the spring of 2020, an official release date for ‘15 Minutes of Shame’ has yet to be announced.