HBO Max is set to release a new documentary focused on the famous US Women’s National Team and, most importantly, their efforts to achieve equal pay.
The USWNT’s road to equality has been a long and boring one, and this upcoming film will offer viewers an intimate look at their journey so far.
Goal has what you need to know about “LFG” and more.
What is the documentary “LFG”?
“LFG” is an upcoming documentary produced by HBO Max that focuses on the USWNT and its ongoing struggle for equal pay.
“ LFG, ” short for “ Let’s F * cking Go, ” will be a preview of the team’s battle for equality that began three months before their winning 2019 World Cup campaign. of the team sued US Soccer for sex discrimination, campaigning for the same financial pay as its equivalent men’s team.
The documentary will be shaped by the perspectives and ideas of Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara and Sam Mewis who have been pushing for equal pay measures for several years now.
In 2020, a judge ruled against the team in its pay discrimination complaint.
“This fight is so much bigger than us and the National Women’s Team,” Rapinoe said. “We are doing it for the next generation of footballers and for women around the world in all industries and all walks of life who are also fighting for equality.”
“ LFG ” has been following the USWNT since the complaint was filed in March 2019 and promises a glimpse into the conversation surrounding the equal pay dispute.
“The film mixes transcendent athletic performances, including a record-breaking World Cup victory in 2019, with players’ continued pursuit of equal pay,” the press release said.
“LFG offers viewers unprecedented access to these game changers as they meet the physical demands and pressures of being some of the best athletes in the world, while showing their courage, unwavering spirit and resilience in a effort to create lasting social change fight for women’s rights since Title IX.
It will be produced by Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine and Abby Greensfelder. Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman will be executive producers of Propagate Content, which will also be in collaboration with CNN Films and HBO Max.
“As a director, I have the honor to capture this defining moment in the lives of these women. It’s their story, in their own words, and Sean and I are so excited to give these women the platform they are sorely due, ”said Nix Fine.
“The pioneering rise of these women is a story in the making and it’s exactly the kind of groundbreaking stories we like to present to audiences,” added director Sean Fine.
You can see the trailer below.
Release date of the documentary ‘LFG’
HBO has not specified a release date for the documentary, but it is expected to be viewed later in 2021.
How to watch ‘LFG’
“LFG” will be available to watch exclusively on HBO Max.
New members can sign up for a 30 day free trial on the website.
An HBO Max subscription costs $ 14.99 per month in the US
Details on how non-U.S. Viewers can watch the documentary will be available in due course.