When we think of cases of leaks sensitive events in the US, the name of Julian Assange is the first -and perhaps the only one- that comes to mind. However, he is not the only one. reality winner -yes, the name is real- she was also accused of “treason” for sharing a classified NSA document with a newspaper, a story that is now coming to the screen in film format through HBO Max and with one of the actresses from Euphoria as protagonists.
Reality Winner, heroine or villain?
A young war veteran starred in one of the biggest recent scandals in US history in 2017. This girl, an expert in languages and who at the time worked at Fort Meade, a headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, found a 5-page document in which it was reflected that the intelligence services had serious suspicions that there were attempts to Russian hackers to include in the elections in which Donald Trump was elected.
It was a rumor that had already been spread before but of which, obviously, there was no evidence. Reality prints and hide a copytakes it out of work and sends it by postal mail, without a sender, to the digital newspaper The Intercept, in washington.
The rest, you can imagine. It only took a few days for the NSA to close the siege and find the culprit, who at no time denied the facts, alleging that she believed that she was doing something good for her country and a democracy that was at stake. winner was doomed to 5 years in jail.
The new HBO movie with Sydney Sweeney
This is the story that will tell us reality, the new movie that HBO Max already has ready to premiere on its platform. For the leading role has been chosen sydney sweeneyknown for her participation in other series of the content service such as The White Lotus and above all, Euphoria.
Tina Satter is in charge of directing and scripting this story that we do not doubt will raise blisters in the US, where many consider Reality as a true treacherous, while others believe it is a heroin misunderstood. We will see what tone the tape follows and what approach Satter gives to the story -which, by the way, also has certain documentary touches, with the use of real images-, although judging by the first images of his trailer, he may lean more for the second group.
We will have to wait until the end of this month, specifically the May 29, the day it premieres on HBO Max to find out for sure. In the meantime, you can enjoy this first preview -available only in English, but you can activate the subtitles, which are quite well understood- and see how Sydney Sweeney seems to shed her role as a misunderstood teenager to make way for a more mature version. It doesn’t look bad at all.