HBO Max is set to release a new documentary focusing on the celebrated US Women’s National Team and, most importantly, their efforts to achieve equal pay justice.
The USWNT’s journey to equality has been long and exhausting, and this upcoming film will offer viewers an intimate look at its journey so far.
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What is the documentary ‘LFG’?
‘LFG’ is an upcoming documentary produced by HBO Max that focuses on the USWNT and their ongoing fight for equal pay.
‘LFG’, short for ‘Let’s F * cking Go’, will be an inside look at the team’s battle for equality that began three months before their victorious campaign at the 2019 World Cup. The squad players he had sued US Soccer for gender discrimination, campaigning for the same financial payment as the equivalent of his men’s team.
The documentary will feature the perspectives and insights of Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara and Sam Mewis, who have been advocating for equal pay measures for the past several years.
In 2020, a judge ruled against the team on their pay discrimination claim.
“This fight is so much bigger than us and the Women’s National Team,” Rapinoe had said. “We are doing it for the next generation of female soccer players and for women around the world in all industries and walks of life who are also fighting for equality.”
‘LFG’ has been following the USWNT since it filed the lawsuit in March 2019 and promises an inside look at the conversation surrounding the equal pay dispute.
“The film intertwines momentous athletic performances, including a record-breaking World Cup victory in 2019, with the players’ continuing quest for equal pay,” the press release said.
“LFG grants viewers unprecedented access to these revolutionaries as they meet the physical demands and pressures of being some of the best athletes in the world, while displaying their courage, unwavering spirit and endurance in an effort to create social change. enduring with the greatest fighting for women’s rights since Title IX ”.
It will be produced by Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine and Abby Greensfelder. Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman will serve as executive producers for Propagate Content, which will also be in collaboration with CNN Films and HBO Max.
“As a director, I am honored to capture this defining moment in the lives of these women. It’s her story, in her own words, and Sean and I are so excited to give these women the platform they so highly deserve, ”said Nix Fine.
“The pioneering rise of these women is history in the making and it’s exactly the kind of groundbreaking stories that we love bringing audiences,” added director Sean Fine.
You can watch the trailer below.
Release date of the documentary ‘LFG’
HBO has not specified a release date for the documentary, but it is scheduled to be seen later in 2021.
How to watch ‘LFG’
‘LFG’ will be available to watch exclusively on HBO Max.
New members can sign up for a free 30-day trial on the website.
A subscription to HBO Max costs $ 14.99 per month in the US.
Details on how non-US viewers can view the documentary will be available in due course.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.