The first trailer has fallen for I am a woman, the upcoming biopic about Helen Reddy, the singer and songwriter whose 1971 song became a hymn to the women’s movement of the 1970s.
Unjoo Moon, the director of the 2012 Tony Bennett documentary Bennett’s Zen, guides this story about the ambitious singer’s personal and professional life. In the preview, Helen’s struggles with a sexist music industry in the front line battle for the liberation of women are reflected, a parallel that inspires her role in the soundtrack of the revolution.
I am a woman The story begins in the mid-1960s when the Melbourne-born musician played by Tilda Cobham-Hervey struggled to reconcile her family life with an emerging music career. Helen is faced with sexism at every turn and decides to reject others̵
Upon arrival, she finds a friend and confidante in the well-known rock journalist Lillian Roxon (Danielle Macdonald). But she also met music managers who only seem interested in investing in groups of men. Helen fights for the burglary and challenges the sexist and patriarchal industry directly. She argues that women might care about the substance of their music, not just the handsome (masculine) face she sings.
“Has it ever occurred to you men to ask women what they want to hear?” Helen attacks when she is under bright stage lights.
Despite male gatekeepers who describe her music as “angry” and “people-hating”, Helen, with the help of her husband and manager Jeff Wald (Evan Peters), is able to land a recording deal and a number of hits, including 1971 “I am a woman.” But when Helen’s star rises, the pressure of fame affects her and her family, forcing Helen to continue to break the glass ceiling of society and industry to become an international superstar in music history.
Produced by Moon and Rosemary Blight, I Am Woman was written by Emma Jensen and is distributed by Quiver Distribution. The film will be released in theaters on September 11 and upon request.
Check out the full trailer below.
This article originally appeared on THR.com.