The Chappaquiddick movie is already causing a scandal. One of the producers claims anonymous bigwigs tried to pressure him into squashing the film.
“They went out of their way to try and influence me in a negative way,” he said. “I made it very clear that I’m not about the right, I’m not about the left. I’m about the truth.”
The movie’s title refers to the name of the island where the disaster occurred. In 1969 Sen. Ted Kennedy was driving with a young female staffer in the car. The vehicle careened off a bridge and plunged underwater. Kennedy freed himself and swam to safety while his companion drowned. He didn’t report the accident until the next day.
It’s obvious why some Democrats don’t want the movie to be released. It’s going to introduce the scandal to new a generation of people. The Kennedy name was deeply tarnished by the incident.
“We’re not making propaganda. Here is this amazing, incredible, traumatic event, which I think has had a massive impact, and still does, and effects the world we’re in now–20th century American history,” the movie’s director John Curran said.
“This man committed this act and he worked his way out of it with help and with his own moral journey to the other side, where he then became one of the longest-serving senators in history. I don’t think – partisanship aside – you can’t take away from what he did.”
Actually, a lot of people DO feel as though the murky incident was a huge blot on Kennedy’s career. It’s probably the reason he never became president. That’s why so many people didn’t want the movie to be made.
“There have been more than 20 books and countless articles written about the accident at Chappaquiddick, some attempting to find the truth and others trafficking in conspiracy theories,” a former Kennedy aide said.
“This movie pretends to do the former; in reality, it does the latter, which does a disservice both to the victim and the truth.”
(Source: Daily Mail)