I spent the majority of my grade school years getting beat up every single day.
I would dread lunch or any break in the day, because I knew that I’d be getting punched repeatedly, kicked in the head and dragged all over a parking lot until I bled.
Then those very same kids told me that if I ever told anyone what they did, they’d kill my parents.
I’m not telling you this for sympathy. It’s just that if it wasn’t for bullying, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I wouldn’t have been a pro wrestler, traveled the world and pushed myself to learn so much.
That’s why I found Thomas Keith’s movie so interesting, which features intimate interviews with victims of bullying, including their family members who have dealt with losing kids to suicide.
Bullied is about more than that, though. It’s also about how bullying can be stopped, even though basically we’ve just emerged from four years of dealing with a bully, whose every utterance triggered the way I felt when it was time to get beat down on the playground again.
This film is available exclusively on Tubi.