Oh wait, that was supposed to be a video that made me feel bad for Hope Solo, wasn't it? Dammit, I totally misread that. I thought I had learned when firings were and weren't supposed to be funny from years of watching 'Hard Knocks'. It appears I still have some "studying" to do, because I thought it was nothing more than a nice mid-week picker-upper. Legit had a smile on my face the second it started with a closeup of Hope Solo's glossy eyes with the backdrop of the most hip-notizing of Luau music. Audibly laughed when she struggled to pronounce the word "suspension" through heartbroken sobs. All the sudden - BANG - I'm getting hit with "equal pay" propaganda like it wasn't hilarious watching her break down into the arms of man she's been in multiple domestic disputes with.
Hope Solo getting emotional like her termination wasn't well deserved was really intended to make me feel compassion? Who the fuck is directing this documentary? Think they could give me a little heads up on how to feel in the beginning of the trailer so I don't get to the end and feel like an asshole? I suppose the crying should have been a dead giveaway, but you're going to have to do a little better than crocodile tears if you want me to feel sympathy for a person as awful as Hope Solo. Especially when the apparent purpose of the film is to draw attention to a gender pay gap and your subject is someone whose own team decided she wasn't even worth what she was being underpaid. Not sure there's any amount of editing that could make this doc-series tug on my heartstrings so they might as well turn it into an uplifting compilation of Hope Solo weeping.