For pure drama and narrative arc, it might be hard to find something more compelling than the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who has been charged by the Manhattan district attorney’s office with attempting to rape a housekeeper in a hotel room.
But on June 20 at 9 p.m., a documentary about the people who work in that office’s sex crimes unit will air on HBO, giving greater context to what is happening in the courtrooms of Lower Manhattan. The film, titled “Sex Crimes Unit,” is the director Lisa F. Jackson’s take on the historic investigative body that was established in 1974, by Robert M. Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney at the time.
"Sex Crimes Unit has drama, suspense, terrific personalities and a great deal of heart."
— John Anderson, Variety