Monday, April 29, 2019
A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem (2019) Tribeca 2019
A WOMAN'S WORK is the story of a woman named Lacy T who sued the Oakland Raiders for all the money she spent trying to remain beautiful. It is also the story of several of the Buffalo Jills cheerleaders for similar unfair employment practices. Its a shocking story that most people don't know about even if they are already aware of the NFL's lack of basic human decency.
The struggle for women to earn a living wage from the NFL is a story that needs to reach far and wide. I've been following the story since HBO's Real Sports did a segment on the subject. It is nice that the subject is getting a feature treatment since people need to be told that this is going on.
While there is no doubt this isn't as serious as the need to do something about severe brain trauma, the fact that an organization as big as the NFL is screwing over some of it's people, especially ones that are a visible as they are is just wrong. It is a fact that director Yu Gu's film highlights perfectly.
A WOMAN'S WORK will piss you off and as such is a must see.