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On the Basis of Sex is a biopic about the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The supreme court justice has become a liberal icon in recent years. Her popularity has spawned books, a well-received documentary, and my personal favorite, Notorious RBG t-shirts; which liken her to rapper The Notorious BIG, crown and all. The Hollywood treatment is spirited and well-acted, but a bit too folksy. Director Mimi Leder (Deep Impact, Pay it Forward) paints Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a heroic brush. She is a legal titan, a diminutive woman who fought vigorously and successfully challenged the status quo for equal rights.
On the Basis of Sex begins with Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) as a student at Harvard Law School in the late 1950s. One of a handful of women in the five hundred member class, RBG was constantly underestimated because of her small stature and sex. Life at Harvard became even more difficult when her husband, Martin (Armie Hammer), was diagnosed with testicular cancer. RBG attended both of their classes, did both of their coursework, and was a rock at her ailing husband’s side.At 85, she is the oldest sitting US Supreme Court justice, and a pop culture icon because of her lifelong dedication to the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights.
If On The Basis Of Sex feels heavy-handed, it is deservingly so. This woman is, after all, a real-life American superhero.
So to see English rose Felicity Jones playing the diminutive trailblazing Brooklyn legal eagle is slightly disconcerting.
But her easy chemistry with Armie Hammer (portraying Ginsburg’s beloved husband Marty) eases everything into place, especially when the film focuses on their solid, loving relationship.
Marty is a superstar tax lawyer and also Ginsburg’s ardent supporter. He willingly takes a step back and even helps her shine – something frowned upon in the ’60s and ’70s.
The opening scene, showing Ginsburg as a lone woman in a sea of men marching up the stairs of Harvard Law School to the tune of Ten Thousand Men Of Harvard, sets the tone.
We then see her getting grilled by the dean (Sam Waterston) at a dinner for incoming female students on why they should take the place of a man.
She was one of nine women in a class of 500.
It does not matter if she’s top of her class, sitting through Marty’s class to take notes for him when he is diagnosed with testicular cancer or raising their young daughter, she is still harassed by her classmates and her professors are constantly condescending towards her.
The over-qualified Ginsburg also gets passed over for legal jobs because of her gender.
She finds an academia job only because her employer could not “find a black man, so a woman is the next best thing”.
If you are familiar with the Rocky or Creed films, you will know how this movie unfolds, in a climactic fight – this one takes place in a courtroom, where Ginsburg battles for her client and her gender.
Anchoring this flat though inspiring story are the excellent performances, in particular Justin Theroux as Mel Wulf, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who gives Ruth her first case, and young Cailee Spaeny, who plays the Ginsburgs’ fiery teenage daughter Jane. Felicity Jones was an inspired choice to portray Ruth Bader Ginsburg. When we think of RBG, she is a venerated, eighty-five year old associate justice on the nation’s highest court. But in her youth, she was openly discriminated against by an ingrained sexist culture. Even though she did the work of two students at Harvard, no one could see past her height, beauty, and Jewish religion. Jones plays exasperation perfectly in the film. She gives light to RBG’s fierce determination. RBG did not want special treatment. She wanted to be judged equally. It took decades for her to take a stand. On the Basis of Sex shows her cause as moral and virtuous.
The film builds up to the events of the Charles Moritz case. RBG’s life purpose comes into focus at this watershed moment. This is when On the Basis of Sex shifts into a legal drama. The script by Daniel Stiepleman unfortunately loses steam at this point. It plays out predictably, especially the critical closing arguments in court. Mimi Leder needed to flesh out a more striking resolve. On the Basis of Sex is meaningful, but straddles quaint and quirky. There’s a bowtie neatness that feels rote. Leder should have ended on a more combative stance. RBG’s quest for equality certainly continues to this day.