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On the Basis of Sex

Directed by
Mimi Leder
Felicity Jones,
Armie Hammer,
Justin Theroux

Felicity Jones stars in Mimi Leder's film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's struggles to make it to the Supreme Court.

On the Basis of Sex is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career.

When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film also chronicles the storybook-like romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally.

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