2018-04-07 12:07:12 UTC
Chappaquiddick is a long-overdue dismantling of the Kennedy myth
Nearly 50 years after Senator Ted Kennedy left a young woman to die in
a shallow pond and America went on to reward him with a lifelong
career in the US Senate we are finally beginning to reckon with the
But only just.
The new film Chappaquiddick is, to date, the most brutal and honest
account of what happened that night. But its also something else: an
indictment of our collective hero worship at the altar of Brand
Kennedy, which bred so much corrosive entitlement that surviving
brother Ted, the family beta male, went home to sleep it off after
leaving a loyal young staffer to die alone.