The trailer for Equity is now released giving us a preview of what finance world is from a woman’s point of view.
It’s a bad world out there and it seems to be dominated by men. Even with the rising wave of pro-feminist and equality based ideas are taking the world by sweep, there are still a lot of phenomenon that remain untouched by the female presence.
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The business and finance world is an example, Hollywood is still struggling with the idea and then the movies about finance are still not very persistent on the idea of having a female lead a financial themed movie. In the recent hit like Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street or The Big Short have not featured any female leads. So much so, the Wolf of Wall Street portrayed women as an office accessory rather than a workforce.
So what do we do about such a situation? The women took the matter into their own hands as they have collaborated to write, produce, direct, and star in a female centric finance movie. Equity, which has taken the Cannes Film Festival with a sweep has been coproduced by Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner who are also starring in the movie. It has earned the nickname She-wolf of Wall Street.
The story revolves around the Naomi Bishop, played by Anna Gunn as she struggles to balance business and ethics in the post-financial crisis world. She plays a top female investment banker fighting to keep her Wall Street firm in the lead as she shepherds the IPO for an emerging tech company while regulations are tight but aspirations remain high.
The movie script is written by Amy Fox, is based on interviews the filmmakers held with male and female bankers across Wall Street, including Barbara Byrne, Alexandra Lebenthal, Elaine La Roche, and Liz Myers.
In the trailer we see Naomi justify her work saying that she likes money and she will do everything to make more money. We see her struggling with men around her, including her boss, her romantic interest and the young tech company owner who seems interested in her assistant. We also see friction among women in the trailer suggesting that like men, women are also willing to pull on each other’s legs to pull them down.
Directed by Meera Menon, the film also stars James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, and Alysia Reiner and hits theaters on July 29th.
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