About The Film
An unflinching look at one of the country’s most vilified figures, this riveting profile of the closeted, conservative power broker reveals the man behind the Machiavellian persona. From McCarthyism’s chief architect to Trump mentor, Roy Cohn’s amoral career is a dark stain on American politics. Targeting homosexuals and sending Jewish communists to the electric chair, Cohn’s ruthless tactics reek of self-loathing. New archival materials bolster interviews with relatives and associates. Filmmaker Ivy Meeropol is the granddaughter of convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, executed due largely to Cohn’s efforts, adding a personal dimension to this interrogatory biography.