I’ve been on a documentary kick lately, thanks to Netflix. Over the weekend I watched Girl 27. It’s about Patricia Douglas, who was a dancer at MGM in the 30′s. She was raped at an MGM stag party by a high power executive who was never even charged for this crime. The documentary gives you a different look at MGM. Usually when I watch anything about those days, actors reminisce happily about their lives on the MGM set. This documentary shows you what it may have been like if you were a chorus girl in one of the many musicals produced in that era.
The documentary is very interesting and quite sad. Patricia Douglas was never able to recover emotionally from such a traumatic event. It affected her for the rest of her life. Even her daughter suffered because of what one man did to a young girl one night so long ago. You can stream this on Netflix and watch it instantly which makes it pretty painless to access. I would definitely recommend it. I rate it