A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem

2019

A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem

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A WOMAN'S WORK: THE NFL'S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM shines a spotlight on the NFL and its practices around wage theft and illegal employment of cheerleaders. Director Yu Gu follows several former cheerleaders, exploring both their legal and personal struggles as they fight for minimum wage and end 50 years of inequality inflicted by the NFL. Their fight for wage and gender equality epitomizes many of the challenges faced by working women in all sectors today.

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Critic Reviews for A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

  • The central question raised by "A Woman's Work" is articulated, simply, by Pinzone: "Why would a billion-dollar industry do this?" The callous answer, per Yu's persuasive film: because it can.

    May 2, 2019 | Full Review…

    Nick Schager

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Times are changing, and thanks to Lacy, Maria and their compatriots in arms, perhaps for good.

    May 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • While timely and effective, A Woman's Work did not have the confidence in its subject matter to carry from start to finish, adding information and other issues that distract from the primary one.

    May 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A documentary which shines a spotlight on the NFL and its active engagement in wage theft and illegal employment activities it engages in when it comes to cheerleaders.

    May 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A Woman's Work shines a spotlight on the gross mistreatment of women in a multi-billion dollar industry, the women fighting against it and how it launched a larger movement.

    May 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Still, while the way Yu Gu seemingly explores every aspect of the cheerleaders' struggle is compelling, it's the way she widens that lens that makes [the film] truly exquisite.

    May 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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