Record producer Drew Dixon, the subject of HBO Max’s documentary “On the Record,” on the sexual assault allegations against hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, said the film centers Black women’s narratives and the misogynoir they face, if only for its 95-minute run time.

Dixon and filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, who are behind documentaries “The Hunting Ground” and “Invisible War,” about sexual assault on college campuses and in the military, respectively, discussed the collaborative approach of making the film and the backlash it received from various industry figures, including Simmons, for its content. The conversation was moderated by Variety
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