ON THE BASIS OF SEX
Genre: Biography, Drama
Consumer Advice: Coarse language
Cast: Felicity Jones, Justin Theroux, Armie Hammer
Director: Mimi Leder
On the Basis of Sex, is the inspiring true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a passionate and dedicated lawyer who brings a case before the US Supreme Court in 1975 that could change women’s lives for the better. Her claim: that the law discriminates on the basis of gender.
At the heart of Ruth’s journey is a moving romance with her husband Marty and a poignant relationship with her daughter, who embodies a new generation of women following in Ruth’s footsteps. As Ruth struggles to be heard, even hired, in a profession dominated by men, Marty becomes her greatest ally in a partnership built on love and equality.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was later appointed Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a position she holds to this day. See where her story began in this stirring, heartfelt drama.
The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a ground-breaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.
“This sympathetic cinematic portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg prods viewers to ponder important questions about equality.” Paul Asay, Plugged In