Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of Theranos, escorted CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta around her famously secretive research and development lab.
‘The Dropout’ offers an eye-opening view of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos
by Brian Lowry, CNN
(CNN) Elizabeth Holmes has been a source of fascination for many since glimpsing the husky-voiced, wide-eyed persona she affected in Alex Gibney’s documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.” Amanda Seyfried nails all of that in “The Dropout,” a slick Hulu docuseries devoted to Holmes’ rise and Shakespearean fall, as well as the gender dynamics at play throughout.
Boasting an inordinately good cast in even relatively minor roles, the series adopts an unexpectedly sympathetic posture toward Holmes, at least in the early going, as she seized on the idea of improving the blood-testing process before dropping out of Stanford to pursue her vision.
Part of that ambition, it’s surmised, stemmed from watching her father’s struggles thanks to working at Enron, although she clearly derived the wrong anything-to-win lesson from that experience.
Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/02/entertainment/the-dropout-review/index.html
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