ESPN released the trailer for their newest 30 for 30 installment entitled Fantastic Lies, and it’s on an interesting and sensitive subject matter—the Duke Lacrosse rape case from 2006.
Telling the story, and truths, from the alleged rape incident that involved an African-American student and part-time stripper from North Carolina Central University, Crystal Gail Mangum, and three, white Duke lacrosse players, Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans, the film promises to deliver a powerful message.
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Per ESPN‘s statement on the film:
“Fantastic Lies” will return to the night of March 13, 2006, when Duke University lacrosse players threw a team party that ended up changing lives, ruining careers, tarnishing a university’s reputation and even jeopardizing the future of the sport at the school. The film, from acclaimed director Marina Zenovich (“Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired”), will premiere on the 10th anniversary of the party that ignited what became a national firestorm and resulted in a highly-charged legal investigation. Usually confined to the sports section, lacrosse suddenly appeared on the front pages of newspapers because of the lurid details of the case and the hot buttons that it pushed: sex, race, class, violence.
Set to debut on March 13 of this year—the 10-year anniversary of the party that started the controversy—the film will tell the entire story from the night that forever changed the lives of all parties involved, while uncovering the truth of what happened to all parties since.
This is a definite must watch, bros.