Support the Girls

Support the Girls 15

Film

Please note: This was screened in June 2019

Director:
Andrew Bujalski
Cast:
Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula
Duration:
86 mins, 2018, USA
Primary language:
English

Director Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Computer Chess) returns with this outstanding, quietly feminist comedy set in a Hooters-style bar which earned itself a spot in Barack Obama's Best Films of 2018 list.

Intelligent, dependable Lisa (Regina Hall) is the last person you'd expect to find in a 'sports bar with curves', where waitresses serve the mostly male clientele in crop tops and shorts. But as manager of Double Whammies, she's nevertheless come to love the place and its customers. Warm and compassionate, she nurtures and protects her employees fiercely - but over the course of one trying day, she finds her positivity tested in every direction...

Funny, big-hearted and wise, Support The Girls delivers subtle, perceptive truths on corporate exploitation, racial and gender politics, and the actual daily work of being a woman in a man's world.

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