On The Basis Of Sex
Inspiring biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fight for equality, and feminist legal activism.
Director: Mimi Leder
Cast includes: Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates, Armie Hammer
120mins / 2018 / USA/China/Canada
This biopic is a vastly inspiring account of the fight for equality. It’s 1956 and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) is one of nine women in a class of 500 law students at Harvard, and faces discrimination despite her stellar brain. But she eventually finds her path: challenging sexist laws across the US. “On the Basis of Sex” does a brisk, coherent job of articulating what Ginsburg accomplished and why it mattered, dramatizing both her personal stake in feminist legal activism and the intellectual discipline with which she approached it with strong support from Kathy Bates as pioneering feminist attorney Dorothy Kenyon.
Ginsburg’s experience of sexism in the legal profession continues after she graduates (from Columbia, where she transferred after two years) and tries to find work, taking a teaching job at Rutgers when no firm will hire her. Ginsburg's determination never falters, but it is moving to witness her growing realisation that the world is catching up to her vision, and is ready for her voice.
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