“The story is the same everywhere: women get paid less for the same job,” Megan Rapinoe says in a new trailer for LFG. The HBO Max documentary, directed by Academy Award-winning Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, takes viewers inside the US women’s soccer team’s ongoing battle for pay equity.
Since the team’s inception, they have made less money than the men. We’re told, “The men’s team gets more money, more marketing, better fields.” Tired of feeling pressured to be “grateful” for their chances and accepting unfair treatment, the players filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer three months before the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019. “If we win this world Jessica MacDonald explains,” They will have no choice but to be on our side.”
“This is going to be one of those historic decisions that has been talked about for decades,” asserts one attorney.
“This isn’t really a sports movie, but a story that is a testament to their incredible talent, and also about a group of women standing together for a fight that makes women everywhere say ‘I was there, I felt it,'” Tell us Nix Fine. “As we bring an audience to the lawsuit, we also wanted to make their journey personal for all women.”
Nix Fine and Fine won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature (Short Subject) in 2013 for Inocente. They received a nod in 2008 for their feature-length documentary ‘War Dance’.
“LFG” will drop in value on HBO Max on June 24.