“This film was generally born out of curiosity of the storytelling and less about, ‘I want to do a feminist film.’ There is a sort of growing sense of social activism about human equality across the globe and how that reflects in every industry, not just the film industry,” “Suffragette” screenwriter Abi Morgan recently told Variety. “So for me, this film’s become part of the discourse. And if that’s useful, that’s great.”
The conversation around the film, starring Carey Mulligan and directed by Sarah Gavron, has expanded beyond its awards season potential, as it’s not just a reminder of the struggle that women faced to earn equality, but of the battles that still lay ahead. The industry is currently in the midst of trying to address the wage gaps between men and women, and balancing the playing field when it comes to opportunities at all levels of the business. And if “Suffragette” can help the dialogue, the filmmakers are pleased the picture can have that kind of impact.
Below, you can dive into the drama, with two clips from the film, as well as some extensive interview featurettes and lots of new images. “Suffragette” opens on October 23rd.