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Still Working 9 to 5 – Film Review | Doc Edge Festival 2022

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“Everyone was very nervous about the movie, because it had three female leads” – Lily Tomlin

In the 1970’s, 1/3 of working women were secretaries. The pay was terrible, the bosses could routinely harass and talk down to their employees and there was very little if nothing a woman could do to move up. Eventually, Karen Nussbaum & Ellen Cassedy got tired of being seen as a second class citizen and started the 9 to 5 Organization in Boston. She got women across the country to start fighting for better work conditions. Two time Oscar winner Jane Fonda and her business partner, producer Bruce Gilbert, set out to take this story and mold a narrative film around it that hopefully will be seen by the masses and get this movement going.

With the cast ready to go (before the script had even been written) the filmmakers set out to…

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