On March 14, 1993, CBS aired "Men Don't Tell", a TV movie about domestic violence starring Peter Strauss and Judith Light. The twist: Strauss's character, construction executive Ed MacAffrey, was abused by his wife Laura, played by Light.
Based on a true story, it dramatizes the story of a loving husband, who is terrorized by the violent behavior of his wife. He had long endured the physical and emotional abuse heaped upon him by his neurotic wife.
"Men Don't Tell" was seen in 18.3 million homes, ranking third among the week's prime time broadcast, behind ABC's "Home Improvement" and CBS's "60 Minutes." Peter Strauss won a Golden Globe Award for his performance.
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First telecast by CBS on May 14, 1993, according to a New York Times Story, "Men Don't Tell" was never rebroadcast on over-the-air television, reportedly because it incurred the wrath of several...
First telecast by CBS on May 14, 1993, according to a New York Times Story, "Men Don't Tell" was never rebroadcast on over-the-air television, reportedly because it incurred the wrath of several women's groups. Nor was it ever allowed to be released on VHS or DVD. Further, no other movie addressing this subject has ever been made, though 40% of the victims of domestic violence are men.
Dads House would like to encourage everyone viewing this to contact your local CBS affiliate, directly and through their Facebook Fan Page, to request t that the movie be shown once again on its 20-anniversary in March.
Also, go to this Men Don't Tell Facebook page to show your support for this effort on behalf of the male victims of domestic violence.