In celebration of International Women’s Day, HBO Max released the trailer for the upcoming documentary film LFG, [“Let’s F—ing Go!”], a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. women’s national team’s ongoing fight for equal pay as told by Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others. The film is directed by Academy Award(R)-winners Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine.
“This fight is so much bigger than ourselves and the Women’s National Team”, said Megan Rapinoe. “We’re doing it for the next generation of female soccer players and for women throughout the world in all industries and walks of life who are also fighting for equality.”
Three months before the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the players filed a class-action, gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which sets the stage for LFG. The film interweaves transcendent athletic performances, including a record-breaking World Cup victory in 2019, with the players’ ongoing pursuit for equal pay. LFG grants viewers unprecedented access to these game-changers as they meet the physical demands and pressures of being some of the world’s top athletes, while showcasing their courage, unflinching spirit and resiliency in an effort to create long-lasting social change with the biggest fight for women’s rights since Title IX.
“As a female director, it’s my honor to capture this defining moment in these women’s lives. 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 director Andrea Nix Fine of Change Content. “These women’s trailblazing ascent is history in the making and exactly the type of groundbreaking stories we love bringing to audiences,” said director Sean Fine.