Trade was a departure from Cline's traditional comic or cerebral roles and presciently highlighted what has seemingly become an incurable epidemic that has metastasized invisibly in our society. Can anyone explain why this horrific and institutionalized crime is not covered more rigorously by the media? Can anyone that has a young daughter or knows someone who has a daughter turn a blind eye to this festering plague upon innocence?
Here is one of two plot summaries of the film from the IMDB link above that I repost here for the reader's convenience:
The film is not for the faint of heart, but unspeakable evil never sleeps even if many still choose to do so during these dark and desperate days. May I be so bold as to suggest that instead of one more trinket for under the Christmas tree, you donate to the Women's Refugee Commission or another charity that aids women and children who are victims of endemic sexual abuse. Also, if you have a few more minutes, please listen to this archived Writers Alive podcast with Donna Carbone, founder of Feel No Shame, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of female rape victims.