The first trailer has lost too I’m a woman, the upcoming movie about Helen Reddy, the singer and songwriter whose song from 1971 became a hymn song from the 70’s.
Unjoo Moon, the director behind the 2012 Tony Bennett documentary Zen by Bennett, this story tells the story of the ambitious female singer’s personal and professional life. The preview reflects Helen’s blow with a sexist music industry at the forefront of the struggle for women’s liberation, a parallel that helps inspire her role in the revolution’s soundtrack.
I’m a woman begins its story in the mid-60s when the Melbourne-born musician, played by Tilda Cobham-Hervey, struggles to balance her family life with a budding music career. Helen faces sexism at every turn and decides to reject other people̵
When she arrives, she finds a friend and confidante of the well-known rock journalist Lillian Roxon (Danielle Macdonald). But she has also met music leaders who only seem interested in investing in groups of men. Helen struggles to break in, and challenges the sexist and patriarchal industry in front of her, claiming that women may care about the content of their music, not just the beautiful (male) face that sings it.
“Has it ever occurred to you men to ask women what they want to listen to?” Helen charges when she stands under bright stage lights.
Despite male gatekeepers labeling her music “angry” and “man-hating,” Helen, with the support of her husband and boss Jeff Wald (Evan Peters), can secure a recording contract and a string of hits, including 1971’s “I’m a Woman.” ” But as Helen’s star rises, the press of fame praises her and her family and forces Helen to continue to break through the glass roofs of society and industry to cement herself in music history as an international superstar.
Made by Moon and Rosemary Blight, I Am Woman written by Emma Jensen and distributed by Quiver Distribution. The film will be released in theaters and on request on September 11.
See the full trailer below.
This article was originally published on THR.com.