Every Oscar season, we get this warped idea that the only stories that matter are those of men. Look back at past award season frontrunners and you see biopics like American Sniper, The Theory of Everything, Selma, The Imitation Game, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club, Captain Philips, American Hustle, 12 Years A Slave, Lincoln, Argo, War Horse, Moneyball, The Social Network, The Fighter, 127 Hours, The King’s Speech—should I go on? I could.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong about telling stories of great men. What sucks is that—at the movies—stories of great women are frightfully few in far between.
But this week is an exciting deviation. Not only do we see the release of Testament of Youth, a beautiful biopic about the memoirist Vera Brittain, but we’re also getting a new trailer for the promising docudrama Suffragette, which stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Motherfucking Streep! Look out Oscars, they’re coming for you.
Here’s another trailer, this one for the London Film Festival, which Suffragette will open on October 7th.
Suffragette will hit the U.S. in limited release on October 23rd, courtesy of Focus Features.