Here’s the first full trailer for the highly anticipated period drama Suffragette. The film follows the lives of members of the women’s suffrage movement in Britain. It shows the lengths they were willing to take to become full citizens of the United Kingdom
Suffragette is written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) and is directed by BAFTA nominee Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane). It stars Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) and Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby) and will have a limited release in the United States October 23rd.
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.