There's a fine line between laughing and crying, and a new video from Funny or Die that features Evan Rachel Wood and Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran playing a game of Guess Who? #MeToo Edition perfectly straddles that line before tipping into the gravity of sexual harassment.
The video features the two actresses face-to-face with their Guess Who? boards loaded with cards depicting the faces of men accused of sexual harassment and/or abuse like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Mario Batali, Matt Lauer, and so on...
The game requires one player to ask questions of the other to determine whose card they are holding, but this time the questions consist of details of the perpetrators' alleged abuse.
"Is your person a man?" Wood asks Tran. "Of course!" Tran replies, practically laughing through tears.
Then another woman, played by Tony nominee Da'Vine Joy Randolph, asks if she can join them.
"Of course. You're a woman. You don't have a choice," they respond.
The piece is spot-on satire, but it ends on a deadly serious message.
"Unfortunately, sexual assault is not a game," Wood says, breaking the fourth wall. The women then encourage viewers to check out and contribute to Rise, a nonprofit founded by Amanda Nguyen to push for expanding the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights, which President Barack Obama signed in 2016, to all 50 states. The Obama law applies only to cases in federal courts.
Earlier this week, Wood, who is a sexual assault survivor, spoke on Capitol Hill in favor of expanding the rights for survivors that could ultimately save their lives.
"It's the safety net that may help save someone's life one day, and even though we passed this bill at a federal level, there is still work to be done. And in order to ensure that all survivors are protected under the law, we need to pass the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill in all 50 states," Wood said. "We've done this in nine so far, and it's our job to make sure that survivors in the other 41 are treated with the same humanity and dignity, and this is called progress, and it starts here."
Watch the Wood and Nguyen testify before the House Judiciary Committee below.