While most people know the Suffragettes fought the right to allow women to vote, not many people know that much about how they went about that (beyond someone jumping in front of the King’s horse). The film Suffragette hopes to help fill in the gaps in our knowledge.
Now Collider has posted the first picture from the movie featuring Carey Mulligan & Helena Bonham Carter on the streets fighting for women’s rights.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘SUFFRAGETTE is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. MAUD was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.’
Brendan Gleeson, Anne Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep also star. An awards season release in expected, with the movie already set for UK cinemas on January 16th 2015.