On the Basis of Sex is a drama based on the life and earlier career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is obviously based on a true story and quite an interesting one, as she fought the federal government for legal equality of the sexes.
You can watch the trailer here.
This trailer touches upon the first two decades or so of her career, beginning with her training as a lawyer at Harvard Law School. It also includes her family, particularly that of the late Martin Ginsburg, also a lawyer.
The film begins to take place in the 1950s, but the majority of it is during the 70s … as evidenced by the clothes below.
I learned a lot about Justice Ginsburg in this film and found it very interesting. It is billed as a drama, but I personally found it to be more of a docu-drama style. It didn’t feel like it was heavily sensationalized, as most dramas tend to do.
I would recommend this movie, but I don’t know if it is one that I could watch over and over.
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