Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman never met each other in person, but the two American teenagers shared a horrific personal experience that’s becoming all too commonplace in a culture dominated by internet interactions. In Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk’s documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” the filmmakers follow Pott and Coleman’s eerily similar stories to weave together a single tale of online bullying that will likely leave audiences shaken and demanding change.
Both Pott and Coleman were sexually assaulted while intoxicated — while both girls were still teenagers in high school — and were subsequently bullied (both in person, but mainly online) by their classmates and alleged abusers. The girls ultimately approached their situations in different ways, but “Audrie & Daisy” uses their stories to tell one cohesive (and heartbreaking) story.
Cohen and Shenk debuted their film in competition at Sundance earlier this year, where the film was picked up by Netflix. The streaming outfit will make the film available for streaming next month.
Check out our exclusive trailer and poster for “Audrie & Daisy” below.
“Audrie & Daisy” will be available to stream on Netflix and in theaters on September 23.