SUFFRAGETTE Teaser: Never Give Up the Fight

Political Period Drama

The multi award winning Meryl Streep likes the inspirational slogans in the upcoming historical drama Suffragette, also starring Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan.

The brief first teaser for Sarah Gavron‘s (Brick Lane) political period drama has been released ahead of Britain’s May 7 general election, reminding us why voting matters. Meh.

Penned by Shame writer Abi Morgan, the film focuses on the early 20th century campaign to win the vote for UK women. The Suffragette opens in the U.S. on October 23 in limited release, and co-stars Helena Bonham-Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne Marie Duff, and Ben Whishaw. Watch below.

SUFFRAGETTE is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. MAUD was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.