Suffragette is riveting, inspirational and historic. This movie made history come alive! When you think of the year 1912 in England, do you think of women being labeled as revolutionary, radical or even rebels?
The Suffragettes wanted the right for women to vote and this movie is your classroom. You will receive and eye-opening lesson into the life conditions – home and at work- for working women of this time period. This is not a showing of long-skirted women peacefully marching with posters. It is raw and compassionate and a glimpse into the reality of their cause which will have you gasping.
The suffragettes risked the life they knew for their cause – abandonment by their families, loss of jobs, police brutality and prison.
Emmeline Pankhurst, the Suffragette leader (Meryl Streep’s cameo appearance) repeatedly told her followers, “Never give up, no matter the cost!”
That cost is great for Maud Watts (played by Carey Mulligan). Interested at first as an observer, Maud gives her life for the movement. When told by a private investigator who wanted her to be an informant that “girls like you don’t matter:, Maud embraces Ms. Pankhurst’s dangerous philosophy.
This must-see movie is remarkable – you sit in awe – as you become aware of the hardships and risks these women encountered. Suffragette promotes an awareness of not only women’s rights but the right to vote for all.
Perhaps this movie will the catalyst for all women to exercise their right to vote.
The suffragettes in Great Britain paved the way for women to have the right to vote almost 100 years ago. These women changed the course of history. When the movie ends, you will read a timeline of women’s voting worldwide – don’t miss it!
Suffragette will make you cry, gasp and applaud. Truly emotional and explosive at the same time!
While attending The Moms event, we met Director Sarah Gavron and Writer Abi Morgan.
My mother, daughter and I had the opportunity to talk to Sarah about what it was like directing the movie and we shared how our knowledge of true history expnaded after seeing the movie.
Don’t miss Suffragette in theaters October 23.