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- Why Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Survivors Participated in HBO Documentary: 'Predators Are Closer Than People Think'Newsweek
The survivors of Larry Nassar will not be silent. They spoke up about Nassar's sexual abuse against them in court, continuing their mission to change the culture of secrecy in gymnastics. Their stories are being heard once more in HBO's latest documentary, At The Heart of Gold: Inside The USA Gymnastics Scandal.
- Vanity Fair
Director Erin Lee Carr and executive producer Sarah Gibson on examining the Nassar case in their new documentary, At the Heart of Gold.
The first seven minutes of At the Heart of Gold, an HBO documentary premiering Friday about the sexual abuse scandal that rocked USA Gymnastics, does not mention Larry Nassar, the former team doctor who sexually abused more than 300 women. Instead, director Erin Lee Carr first introduces viewers to the sport: one in which young athletes are encouraged to endure pain, and where monied interests often conflict with athletes’ well-being.
- Huff Post
Erin Lee Carr’s “At The Heart Of Gold” centers survivors instead of the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor.
To feel angry is to be human watching "At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal," an HBO documentary that chronicles the crimes of Dr. Larry Nassar, and the systemic myopia that enabled him to operate unchecked for years.
- Los Angeles Times
The grim story of how Larry Nassar sexually abused hundreds of girls under the cover of his role as USA Gymnastics team doctor and Michigan State University physician before finally being convicted touches on so many issues — sports, education, medicine, justice, misogyny — that no single feature documentary could possibly capture its maddening scope.
- Wall Street Journal
Erin Lee Carr’s documentary takes a long look at Larry Nassar, who was accused of molesting hundreds of young gymnasts and dancers, and the enablers who turned a blind eye to his predation.
- The Atlantic
The sports doctor was able to assault so many athletes for so long. Erin Lee Carr’s HBO documentary, At the Heart of Gold, explores the environment that protected him.
- Time Magazine
There’s a bittersweet tinge to HBO’s chronicle of what may be the most extensive sexual-abuse scandal in sports history. The network’s new documentary At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal introduces us to a handful of the hundreds of young women–from local gymnasts to university athletes to Olympic team members–who were sexually abused over nearly two decades by Larry Nassar, a team doctor for USA Gymnastics.
A new HBO documentary about Larry Nassar started production before Nassar's accusers came forward. At the time, the documentary wasn't specific to Nassar, but it was going to address sexual abuse in American gymnastics as a whole.