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.
As a Brit, this is great to know about. Our country has come along way since the Suffragettes paraded up and down London’s streets, demanding votes, equal pay, and for their inherited land to not be passed on to husbands as soon as they were married! We have a history spanning centuries, and it’s nice to know my ancestors (and me) were directly affected by the movement.
Debbie L. says
This sounds like a really good movie. I admire the women of our past that fought for women rights – they were very strong women.
Understanding the fight women in the past had to go through is extremely important. This sounds like a great educational movie.
This looks like a movie that my daughter and I would really love. We are both big fans of movies that are based on fact and especially those that showcase women. Thanks for letting me know about this.
I can’t wait to see this film. I love that you brought your mom and daughter to such an important event. Sorry, I missed it!
Jennifer B says
I love historical movies and I think that both my daughter and I would enjoy this!
Will definitely be looking out for this movie, I’m all about women rights origin and shinning the light to the Suffragette era. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I’m really looking forward to watching this movie.
I admit, I am not one that watches historical movies. Just me. I do have a good friend that adores historical movies, so I am going to pass this on to her!
Sarah L says
To quote a music line: Well done Sister Suffragette! I want to see this movie.