On the Basis of Sex is a movie about the early career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It was written by Daniel Stiepleman, produced by Robert W. Cort, and directed by Mimi Leder. Felicity Jones plays the role of Ginsburg.
On November 8, 2018, On the Basis of Sex premiered at the AFI Fest. It will be released in theaters in the United States by Focus Features on December 25, 2018. This date will also be Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary as a Supreme Court Justice.
On the Basis of Sex follows Ruth Bader Ginsburg from her first year at Harvard Law School through to her first groundbreaking case challenging sex discrimination. It portrays her struggle to find a position at a law firm even though she graduated first in her class. It also juxtaposes her career with her husband’s, played by Arnie Hammer, who was also a lawyer and who was a year ahead of her in law school.
Other actors appearing in On the Basis of Sex are Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, and Kathy Bates. Also, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself makes a small appearance in the movie as well.
On the Basis of Sex received mostly good, but not great, reviews. The most common criticisms were that it did not adequately capture the remarkable woman the story was based on. Still, most critics gave it an overall positive review. It scored 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has gained a great deal of popularity recently. On May 4, 2018, RBG, a documentary about her life was released in theaters, which received excellent reviews.
Is On the Basis of Sex on Netflix?
On the Basis of Sex is not currently available on Netflix.
Will On the Basis of Sex come to Netflix?
Not only is On the Basis of Sex not available on Netflix, but it also is not available for streaming anywhere at the time of this writing. It is anticipated that it will be available on Netflix’s DVD service in the future, although there is currently no estimated date.
The distributor of On the Basis of Sex is Focus Features. At present, it does not appear that Focus Features has any contract with Netflix or any of its competitors for exclusive content.
That means that it is possible that On the Basis of Sex may be available for streaming on Netflix in the future. But, as of now, it is too soon to tell.
Unfortunately, the documentary RBG is also not available on Netflix, although it is available for streaming on Hulu.
Other shows that might interest you that are on Netflix, however, are:
- The West Wing – a drama about the fictional U.S. President Josiah Bartlet. 7 seasons are available for streaming.
- Lincoln – a film directed by Steven Spielberg about President Abraham Lincoln during the U.S. Civil War.
- The Crown – a miniseries chronicling the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. 2 seasons are currently available for streaming.
- The King’s Speech – a film about the struggle of King George VI to communicate in public and his relationship with his speech therapist.
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