About the film
Director: Mimi Leder
Actors: Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Felicity JonesToday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a long-serving and respected Supreme Court Justice. But her first encounters with the nation’s highest court came years before she was nominated to it. ON THE BASIS OF SEX is the story of Ginsburg as a young lawyer and one of her numerous groundbreaking gender-discrimination wins in the Supreme Court.
Felicity Jones (Rogue One) stars as the Notorious RGB, but in a story you may not be familiar with. ON THE BASIS OF SEX, is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg - then a struggling attorney and a new mother - who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights as her career begins to rise. There are no clichés of “girl power,” instead the film showcases a constant, formidable force who changed the face of gender inequality both legally and socially.
When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg (Armie hammer), she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. the film also chronicles the touching romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally.
Co-starring Kathy Bates, Justin Theroux and Sam Waterson, ON THE BASIS OF SEX is an arousing film about the genesis of an American icon.
"Liberalism's legal Obi Wan Kenobi gets her due in this thrilling if somewhat conventional bio-pic."
Roger Moore, Movie Nation