Alex Winter’s newest documentary is set to explore the negativity of being a child star whilst also highlighting the sexual abuse commonly experienced within the industry.
Winter was a child Broadway star where he was exposed to sexual assault. He plans to interview current child performers while examining the hazards of going into the industry at a young age.
He was inspired to create the documentary shortly thereafter the #MeToo movement garnered attention in the entertainment industry. He spoke up about being sexually assaulted at the age of 13 in February 2018, saying, “I was prepubescent. It was a prolonged experience. At the same time, I was living in this adultified world of entertainment. […] I was living in a hellish double world.”
Recalling back to his confession, he said that ‘Showbiz Kids’ “would have been really, really different had I made it before I came forward. It would have still felt like this elephant in the room that you’re dancing around.”