Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Year Released: 2020
The Women's Liberation Movement in England (led by peppy Jessie Buckley) recruits historian Sally (Keira Knightley) for their cause as they plan to protest the 1970 Miss World competition, hosted by Bob Hope (Greg Kinnear), which they view as sexist against women. As if we didn't have enough of them, it's another Liberal Bait Movie - almost all the men (especially Rhys Ifans) are scuzzy and reprehensible (oh look, a derrière examination!) unless they've been "emasculated" (like Sally's husband) - and the women sing and dance in almost total harmony (cough) as they try to bring down "the patriarchy" by interrupting the broadcast with flour bombs and water pistols (the show does go on). There is an important scene near the end where the winner of the pageant, Grenada's Jennifer Hosten (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) confronts Sally - it's vital that causes don't harm those they should be trying to support - but such shades of gray have no place in a black and white mindset, do they?