‘O.J.: Made In America’ Is The ‘Other’ O.J. Simpson Project And The Only One That Matters

By: Mike Ryan | Uproxx.com

oj-made-in-america“All I know is someone else did 10 hours about O.J.” These are the words of director Ezra Edelman, who earlier this year couldn’t help but avoid the reactions to that other O.J. Simpson project, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. All the while he knew he had just completed his magnum opus, O.J.: Made in America, a sprawling seven and a half hour documentary which was supposed to be our entryway into this story that we hadn’t thought a lot about over the last 20 or so years. But, no, it didn’t work out that way. (The film is in select theaters from May 20 through May 26 and will premiere on ABC June 11.)

“I have not watched any of the TV show. It was a little too painful for me,” says Edelman. Now, I suspect if Edelman is reading this, he doesn’t love the fact I chose to lead off this piece, on what is essentially Edelman’s life’s work, talking about the FX series. And I’d understand that. I’d be frowning right now, too. But it’s also the elephant in the room, so let’s get it out of the way. (And you know what, the FX series was great, but Edelman’s documentary is a masterpiece.)

Read more here: http://uproxx.com/tv/oj-simpson-made-in-america/

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