“Moxie: When the Girls Go to Fight” played a few days ago on Netflix and has reignited countless conversations and discussions about the contemporary feminist movement.
Having gained strength at the start of the 20th century with the suffragettes (women who fought for the right to vote in an extremely patriarchal and traditionalist society), feminism has undergone countless revolutions until today, with constantly changing agendas as the company changed its ideas.
It’s no wonder that many condemn the movement without knowing its history and without even knowing the word feminism. For this reason, CinePOP has separated a list of ten other productions for you to learn more about the ideology in question.
Check out our picks below and tell us which one is your favorite:
LIFE OF GLORY (2020)
With names like Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe and Bette Midler, “The Lives of Glory” revolves around Gloria Steinem, one of the leading activists of the feminist movement which reached its peak between the 1960s and 1970s. , there is support for women who wanted to build careers as government officials, in addition to founding groups such as the Women’s Action Alliance and the Women’s Media Center.
Also bringing names like Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm to an acclaimed dramatization of real events, ‘Mrs. America, in fact, is focusing its efforts on Phyllis Schlafly, an anti-feminist leader who has gone against the ideas of liberation and empowerment championed by her “enemies.” The miniseries won audiences and critics alike, and garnered numerous Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
At the turn of the 20th century, after decades of peaceful protests, women still do not have the right to vote in the UK. An activist group decides to coordinate acts of insubordination, smash windows and detonate mailboxes, to bring the cause to the attention of local politicians. Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan), untrained in politics, discovered the movement and began to cooperate with feminist news. She faces strong pressure from the police and her family to return home and submit to male oppression, but decides that the fight for equal rights deserves sacrifices.
“The Hunting Ground” was released in 2015 and became one of the most acclaimed productions of the year. Written and directed by Kirby Dick, the feature film focuses on two young women named Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino, alumni of the University of Noirte Carolina who have denounced the institution itself for being discredited. after rape charges. The title of the case, Title IX, has become a model in universities in the United States.
Before giving her own perspective to “Mulan”, Niki Caro dared to challenge the macho traditions of contemporary society with the powerful drama “Terra Fria”. The story centers on Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron), a young woman who returns to her hometown of Minnesota in search of a job. A single mother with two dependent children, she was hired by the region’s main source of employment: the iron mines, which have supported the city for generations. The work is hard, but the pay is good, which is well worth it. However, she did not expect to suffer from constant harassment from her coworkers. While complaining about the treatment she is receiving, she decides to take the case to court.
One of the best-known productions of the 2000s, “O Sorriso by Mona Lisa” could not be excluded from our list. Starring names like Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Ginnifer Goodwin, the work revolves around Katharine Watson, a recently graduated teacher who gets a job at the prestigious Wellesley College, teaching art history classes. Embarrassed by the conservatism of society and the very school in which she works, Katharine decides to fight against these standards and ends up inspiring her students to face the challenges of life.
STARS BEYOND TIME (2016)
Few castings bring only strong names to the big screen – and “Estrelas Além do Tempo” is one of that small group. Amalgamating discussions of gender and race, the feature film (one of the favorites of the 2017 awards season), evokes the true story of three black mathematicians – lived by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe – who have become key elements in the US-led space race.
“ Suprema ” is another enchanting biopic worth seeing, mainly because it describes the professional life of one of the most important names in history: Ruth Bader Ginsberg (former judge who died at the end of last year). RBG, as she was called, graduated in law from the country’s most prestigious institutions: Harvard and Columbia, always as the top student in her class. Yet she faced machismo in the 1950s and 1960s when she tried to find a job, turned down by major law firms. As a teacher, she specialized in gender law, deciding to attack the state to overturn hundreds of laws that allow discrimination against women.
MY STORY (2020)
“Minha História” is Obamas’ second partnership with Netflix and follows Michelle’s behind-the-scenes tour for her book in 34 different cities. Emphasizing the power of unity between the community during the eight years of her tenure and that of her husband and the power of connection when we hear stories, the feature film tells part of the journey of the lawyer, writer and former first lady. the United States.
The longtime ‘Homecoming’ Emmy winner was helmed by none other than Beyoncé and, technically, centers around her two legendary performances at the Coachella Festival 2018. However, revealing details about the creative process and behind the scenes of the shows, our queen B takes the opportunity to show her true intentions: to celebrate the culture and, above all, the importance of black women in the history of humanity.
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