LFG is a new HBO documentary about the lawsuit brought by female soccer players of the US Women’s National Soccer Team against their soccer organization for equal pay.
In LFG, the case will be investigated from the outset. Parts of it are still running. Soccer players like Jessica McDonald, Kelley O’Hara, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn were spokespersons for the team. Lawyers and others working on the case also appeared as talking heads.
They weren’t all talking heads, though. There were plenty of footage of gameplay, training sessions, personal stories, and public events.
The case for equal pay for women was carefully laid out. Many of the arguments used by the American Football Federation clearly turned out not to be factual. They were sexist and misogynistic in every way.
This information was clear to players, fans, sponsors and allies. But the American Football Federation continues to erect roadblocks and barriers against the women who want to be treated and paid the same as their male counterparts. The numbers don’t lie: the women’s team is better than the men’s team. The women’s team wins more and brings in more income. But that doesn’t translate into equal pay.
Any public pressure from the lawsuit, from fans, from sponsors and from projects like this documentary could help push the patriarchal dinosaurs at the head of the American Football Federation and the American Ninth Circuit Count into the 21st century. I hope you can watch the movie and leave good comments on it on places like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, because the sexist trolls are already hard at work giving it low ratings.
The film is written and directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix.
Wondering what LFG means? It means “Let’s f*cking go”, and is the battle cry of the women’s team.
Here’s a look at the trailer.
Watch this movie and LFG will get these women equal pay!
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