Law-Makers.

Suffragette (2015)

"Never underestimate the power we women have to define our own
destiny"
-Emmeline Pankhurst.
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The real-life suffragettes.

In 1912, England, before women had a voice; they had to fight for their freedom.

Inspired by the true story of the ordinary women who inspired the world, Suffragette is a drama that tracks the story of the early feminist movement, women who were forced

Carey Mulligan as 'Maud'.

Carey Mulligan as Maud.

underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality- their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.

With an all-star cast, including Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne-Marie Duff, I cannot wait to see this film. Not only does it star my all time favourite well-spoken actress, Carey Mulligan, playing a working class cockney Londoner, the trailer looks absolutely phenomenal. It gives me goose-pimples every time I watch it. A truly inspirational story about the horrendous struggle our fore-mothers had to endure in order to fight for their dignity. This film appears to be both enriching and heartbreaking.

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About Feminism Through Cinema and Literature

Hi, its Tia. From Cambridge, England. Avid reader, film watcher and feminist. Studying for an undergraduate degree in English Literature at York St John University. The tone of my blog has hopefully developed into a more literary and critical analysis of female roles in cinema and literature. This is a development that I hope to continue as I progress with my studies. Hope you enjoy my blog and do feel free to leave a comment.
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3 Responses to Law-Makers.

  1. catren moore says:

    wow this movie looks excellent

    Like

  2. catren moore says:

    Reblogged this on fascinatinghistorybits and commented:
    I want to see this movie

    Like

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