Phoenix Rising

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  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (3,742)

Phoenix Rising is a 2022 documentary miniseries that premiered on HBO Max. The series focuses on actress Evan Rachel Wood and her experiences with domestic violence and sexual assault. Over the course of two parts, Phoenix Rising provides an intimate look into Wood's life and activism. It traces her beginnings as a young Hollywood starlet to her gradual understanding and coming to terms with the abuse she endured.

Wood courageously steps forward to publicly name her alleged abuser for the first time. She speaks candidly about the grooming and manipulation tactics frequently used by predators. The series gives insight into how difficult it is for survivors to break free from their abusers.

Interspersed throughout are interviews with Wood's family, friends, and colleagues within the entertainment industry. Their perspectives reinforce the challenges of identifying and escaping cycles of abuse. They highlight the need for stronger systems of support.

Phoenix Rising documents Wood's own healing journey as well as her mission to affect positive change. It follows her steadfast commitment to extend support and solidarity to fellow survivors. Wood works closely with other advocates to demand policy reforms that will better protect vulnerable populations.

The series traces Wood's involvement in crafting the first legislation in the United States specifically designed to protect survivors of domestic abuse. Called The Phoenix Act, this law extends the statute of limitations on domestic violence felonies in California.

Phoenix Rising reminds viewers that the story often does not end with a survivor leaving their abuser. The road towards true healing and justice is long with numerous barriers at every turn. By sharing one woman’s experience, the series brings greater awareness around domestic violence and conveys an ultimately hopeful message to others facing abuse.

Phoenix Rising is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on March 15, 2022.

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Phoenix Rising: Stand Up
2. Phoenix Rising: Stand Up
March 16, 2022
As more witnesses speak out about Marilyn Manson's actions, Evan Rachel Wood continues to share her story in hopes of helping fellow survivors. Then, investigators meet with Wood as she prepares to publicly name Manson for the first time.
Phoenix Rising: Don't Fall
1. Phoenix Rising: Don't Fall
March 15, 2022
'Don't Fall.' After helping to pass domestic violence legislation, Evan Rachel Wood shares her story of abuse.
Where to Watch Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising is available for streaming on the HBO Max website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Phoenix Rising on demand at Max, Amazon Prime and HBO NOW.
  • Premiere Date
    March 15, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (3,742)