Tuesday, August 7, 2018

On the Basis of Sex First Preview

I have a deep interest in politics but don't worry, you will not find that on this blog very often but there are times they intersect. This is a small intersection. On the Basis of Sex is the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an early case that launched her on a career that would end up with her a Supreme Court justice. It's not a full bio-pic of sorts but seems to focus on a specific and ground breaking gender discrimination case with a twist.

In our current political climate, the release of this movie seems perfectly timed. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been enjoying a popularity that brings together hot button issues and pop culture. There is currently a documentary about her legal career, she has her own Funko bobble head, an action figure and (my favorite) The Notorious R.G.B. on everything from T-shirts to coffee mugs.

On the Basis of Sex starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux and Kathy Bates will plead it's case to the audience on December 25th.