HBO Max and CNN Films are teaming with executive producers Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman of Propagate Content on a new documentary about the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s ongoing fight for equal pay. The documentary, LFG, directed by Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, Academy Award winners, tells the story of the class-action, gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. women’s national soccer team against the U.S. Soccer Federation three months before the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which was won by the U.S. team. LFG will feature interviews with players Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, and Sam Mewis.
“This fight is so much bigger than ourselves and the Women’s National Team,” said Rapinoe. “We’re doing it for the next generation of female soccer players and for women throughout the world in all industries and walks of life who are also fighting for equality.”
“As a female director, it’s my honor to capture this defining moment in these women’s lives. It’s their story, in their own words, and Sean and I are so excited to give these women the platform they are sorely due,” Nix Fine said. “These women’s trailblazing ascent is history in the making and exactly the type of groundbreaking stories we love bringing to audiences,” said director Sean Fine.
– Excerpt from an article for The Hollywood Reporter by Mia Galuppo. Read the full article here. _________________________________________________________________
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