Suffragette is an important film that will explore the tough fight that women had to go through in order to gain equality. It is an ongoing fight and the film is used to show the origins of the feminist movement.
The film is set in Great Britain and focuses on the long and violent move to grant women the right to vote near the end of the 19th century. It is the type of film that is not made often and one that will likely attract many female audience members especially.
It stars Carey Mulligan as Maud, a working wife and mother secretly recruited to join the cause of gaining the right to vote for women. Making the film and educating people on the cause is important to her and earlier this year she remarked that “The mere fact that it’s taken 100 years for this story to be told is hugely revealing.”
Prior to the new full-length trailer, a brief teaser was released a couple of months ago, closing with #votingmatters.
Suffragette is about an incredibly sexist period of history but as Carey Mulligan mentioned in her comments recently, Hollywood is still very sexist and continues to have a lack of great stories and roles for women.
In addition to Mulligan, the film has an excellent cast of co-stars including Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. Streep plays the activist group’s leader with a fiery personality as she does so well, recruiting Maud to the cause along with other women from a variety of backgrounds.
After the women get going with the cause, they draw the attention of the authorities in a cat-and-mouse game, who become shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation.
Suffragette is written by Abi Morgan and directed by Sarah Gavron. It is set to be released in limited theaters on October 23rd and expand on October 30th and November 6th.