What Does Amanda Knox Think Of The Netflix Doc? She Offers Her Quiet Support
Amanda Knox is heading back into the spotlight in Netflix's new documentary, Amanda Knox , which focuses on the infamous murder of Knox's study abroad roommate, Meredith Kercher in 2007. Knox was tried for the murder alongside her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and both were originally found guilty, sentenced to over 20 years in an Italian prison, before eventually being exonerated in 2015. The case has been hotly debated across the world since the 2007 murder, even after Knox and Sollectio's convictions were overturned on appeal in 2011 and the duo were fully exonerated in 2015. And it's clear that the media frenzy over Knox and her case isn't dying down, thanks to the new documentary. But while the public might be excited to view a film that examines the case at all angles, what does Amanda Knox think about the Netflix documentary?
It's safe to assume that Knox supports the new film, as she participated in its making, although when contacted by Bustle, a rep for Knox had no comment. After she was released from prison and returned a free woman to the United States in 2011, documentarians Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst flew to Seattle in an attempt to convince her to allow them access to make a documentary on her case. Two years later, she finally agreed, as did her ex, Sollecito, and several others intimately involved with the case, all of whom appear in the doc.
Knox seems to have given the documentary her full blessing, as she's tweeted a link to the trailer from her official Twitter account and has shared links to articles praising the film. She even attended the Amanda Knox premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in mid-September. Overall, though, Knox seems to prefer her privacy when it comes to the doc, as she was not present at a TIFF Q&A following the premiere, and, according to the LA Times , was not available for interviews or press requests at the festival. Perhaps, instead of lending the documentary her vocal support, Knox has chosen to let it speak for itself.
In previews for the documentary, Knox looks straight into the camera and says, calmly, "Either I'm a psychopath in sheep's clothing, or I am you." Knox knows that people want to make up their own opinions about her, regardless of what she does or does not say. Maybe she hopes that audiences will watch the documentary without any preconceived notions. Whatever the reason, it seems unlikely that we will hear Knox speak about the documentary before its premiere on Sept. 30. After that, who knows?