After reading “A Girls Life Online” or “Katie.com” I stumbled across this article in Slate. A new film entitled Trust was released on April 1st in select theatres. Directed by David Schwimmer, it is the story of a 14-year-old girl who is seduced into having sex with an older man who lied to her on the Internet. Afterwards, her family has trouble coping, kids at school bully her and she even tries to commit suicide. Aside from the suicide attempt the story seems strikingly similar to what we read a few weeks ago. I think it is interesting that the director was hoping to promote a message of safety on the Internet and yet the movie is rated R so I’m sure there are a number of parents who will not want the kids watching it. It is rated R because of the rape scene which I’m sure is more than disturbing.
On the day of the release, Schwimmer did a chat with the LATimes. You can replay the chat here.