If you somehow happened to miss the blockbuster documentary about the Supreme Court's most celebrated justice, RBG, you're in luck, maybe. The new biopic about Justice Ginsburg chronicling her pre-SCOTUS justice life as an advocate for women's rights, is set to release this year on Christmas Day.
This week, the trailer for "On the Basis of Sex" was released. As some outlets are reporting, the biopic fictionalizes and sensationalizes Justice Ginsburg akin to prior companion biopics, and features "ragingly hot Hollywood stars." It's expected that the biopic will dwarf the documentary's box office receipts, and is expected to be an Oscar contender.
The newly released trailer is certain to generate hype as it is quite sensational. You can watch it below.
Big Screen, Early Ginsburg
While the documentary focused on the Notorious RBG's current prominence in American society, the biopic focuses on an earlier time in her life. As a young attorney, she faced many obstacles and her story is one of continual advocacy and persistence.
Curiously, Natalie Portman was slated to play the role of Ruth, however was replaced in 2017 by Felicity Jones (of Star Wars: Rogue One fame). Some commentators have criticized Jones' Brooklyn accent that the Notorious RBG is known for, despite the fact that the trailer really only gives us a few scenes where Jones is even speaking.