Film by Julie Cohen and Betsy West opens in theaters May 4
To judge from the release of the first trailer for the upcoming documentary on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, audiences are primed for the release of RBG.
A day after it premiered online, the trailer has already racked up more than 85,000 views on YouTube. The film by Betsy West and Julie Cohen debuts in limited theatrical release May 4.
I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.
The trailer begins with the Justice carefully enunciating these words: "I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks."
That kind of direct statement, uttered with disarming charm, is part of what has made Justice Ginsburg, 84, a hero to millions. It is of a piece with her body of legal opinions and arguments defending the rights of women and minorities going back decades.
Watch the trailer below to get a sense of the jurist's keen intellect and famous -- or should we say notorious -- workout routine.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.