Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story, on NetflixPosted: April 12, 2022
From a reader:
I want to recommend a Netflix doc, ‘Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story.” Savile was an immensely popular celebrity, philanthropist, and friend of the Royal family. He was also a sexual predator, targeting girls and some boys, most of whom were ‘vulnerable,’ i.e., patients in the hospitals he championed, or the detention centers he raised money for. It’s also an account of how fame hid malice, and how eccentricity (a prized British trait) masked predation. Savile had the support of Royals, the Prime Minister, the media and the police, and all of them turned a blind eye to the many cues he dropped about what he was doing, and who he really was behind that ridiculous facade. It’s all very interesting, and a stark reminder that prestige and power can make facts disappear. A whole nation was groomed by Savile. I’m just sorry he died before he could be held accountable.