A dramatization of the 1968 labor strike at the Ford car plant in Dagenham, England, lead by Rita O'Grady (Sally Hawkins): she organized the female workers to walk out until their demands for equal pay were heard by everyone, including the British Secretary of State (Miranda Richardson) and the executives of the company. Also with Richard Bailey, Daniel Mays, Rosamund Pike, Jaime Winstone and Bob Hoskins. Directed by Nigel Cole. [1:53]
SEX/NUDITY 6 - A car is seen rocking back and forth, and we see the inside of the car where a man is facing a woman while thrusting as they have sex (no nudity is visible); the woman interrupts the man momentarily, and he then continues thrusting and the woman is moaning.
► A woman kisses a man, then turns and implies to a group of women that they just had sex ("We united our forces"). Men and women kiss on multiple occasions, including a man and a woman kissing passionately as a group of women watch. A man and a woman kiss and the woman puts her hands on the man's face lovingly. A man and a woman kiss one another on the cheek. Women kiss and hug one another in greeting.
► A woman walks into a room where a small group of men are standing, a man holding a camera instructs the woman to open her robe, she does and we see her in her underwear and bra; her torso and cleavage are visible. On multiple occasions a woman is seen wearing a short dress or short shorts, another woman remarks that her shorts seem to have shrunk and she replies that she is wearing hot-pants to get attention.
► Several women's slips and bras are visible when they open their dresses and pull them down; the women tease and make cat-calls at a young man, one makes a sexual comment about him having an erection, another says that he is "playing with himself" when he places his hand in his pocket and some of the women try to pinch his behind as he walks out. The bare chest and back of a man is seen after a woman attempts to wake him up; he shouts after she pours a glass of water on his back and sits up.
► On multiple occasions, several women unbutton their frocks to cool off; we see their bras and full slips. One two occasions a man walks into a room where there are partially clothed women, they quickly pull on their dresses and uniforms, he looks embarrassed and covers his eyes; on another occasion he teases the women and says, "Cover yourself!" as he accidentally looks at a woman's bra.
► A woman wearing a short dress teases a man, saying that she is interested in dancing with him; another man takes her by the hand and leads her away. Men and women are seen dancing together at a party.
► A man tells a woman that he has never had an affair or stepped out on her. A group of women hold up a sign that reads, "We Want Sex" (it should read "We Want Sex Equality"), men honk and wave at the group of women and a woman in the distance is heard saying to herself, "Don't we all." A man tells a woman posing for a photograph to "look sexy" and she appears to be blowing him a kiss.
► Television commercials are seen featuring two women running their hands over a man's shoulders and chest; the men and women are fully clothed. A woman and a man are seen lying side-by-side in bed, fully clothed.
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman's scream is heard by another woman, who runs toward a house where we see the blurred feet of a man, swinging as his body hangs from the ceiling (we see nothing but the feet).
► A man grabs a woman's arm, she pulls away as he shouts at her, saying he has never "raised his hand" to her or his children, and she shouts back and walks away. A man shouts at a woman after she pours a glass of water on his back in order to wake him up. On multiple occasions, men are seen shouting at one another, and a man shouts at two men over a telephone. A woman shouts angrily at two men. A woman shouts at a small group of men.
► A man lying next to a woman in bed shouts, mumbles and shakes in his sleep; the woman wakes the man up and it appears that he has urinated on himself (we see a wet patch on his pajama pants and the bottom of his pajama shirt), the woman gets out of bed, the man jumps after her, pins her against a door, shouts at her, and then cries.
► We see a girl watching a television that shows a row of police officers throwing small explosives at a crowd as the reporter explains that the police are using clubs to hit people. We see a group of people gathered at a cemetery.
► A woman looks at the palm of a boy, it appears bruised, she asks him if a man had hit him and he says yes. A woman tells a man to stop using a cane to punish her son and the man brushes her off. Two women discuss how they disapprove of a man using a cane to punish his students and we later learn the man had been fired due to his use of corporal punishment. A woman tells a man that she had been "nicking" scraps of fabric from her job. A man tells a woman, "You're my best man." A woman tells another woman that a man is sick and "touched."
PROFANITY 6 - About 16 F-words and its derivatives, 3 sexual references, 3 scatological terms, 7 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (troublemaker, miserable sod, loose cannon, bully, cheeky cow, hysterical, cheeky sod, exploitative, silly cow, bugger, spoiled sport, cheeky, fool, stupid, sly one, barons in hairnets, two-faced, hypocritical, egotistical, chowder heads, chauvinistic, fiery redhead), exclamations (blimey, bloody, bollocks, shut up, cripes, pull your finger out, fobbed off), 16 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - Men and women are seen drinking on multiple occasions, men and women drink at a party, men drink at a bar, women toast and drink, a woman appears to be intoxicated after drinking at a party and must be lead by two women, and a woman jokes that she would want something "stronger than tea." Throughout the movie, both men and women smoke cigarettes.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - The British Labor Party, Harold Wilson, Barbara Castle, unions, strikes, gender equality, equal wages for men and women, suicide, communism, Marxism, Capitalism, the Ford Motor Company, blackmail, voting, union chefs.
MESSAGE - The history of women's rights and gender equality is different all over the world.