What parents need to know
Parents need to know that On the Basis of Sex is a biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's early career. Before she was a Supreme Court justice, Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) was a lawyer who fought for women's equal rights. This film tells the story of how she teamed up with her husband, Marty (Armie Hammer), in 1972 to argue a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals that would overturn a century of sex-based discrimination. Expect some swearing, drinking, and suggestive references in this drama, but overall the film looks like an inspiring pick for RBG fans.
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