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Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan Fight For Their Rights in ‘Suffragette’
The women’s suffrage movement finally gets the movie it deserves.
"Deeds, not words."
That was the slogan of the Women's Social and Political Union, which fought for women's right to vote at the start of the 20th century in Great Britain.
The trailer for the new film 'Suffragette' has plenty of deeds—there are rocks thrown through windows, bombings, and arson—as well as righteous, inspiring words.
"What are you going to do, lock us all up?" asks Maud, a working mother played by Carey Mulligan. "We're half the human race, you can't stop us all."
The film, which also stars Meryl Streep as movement leader Emmeline Pankhurst, will premiere at the London Film Festival on October 7th.