‘RBG’: The Queen of Law

By Anthony Peyton, Edited by Julia Wilson

Let me just start out by saying that this is absolutely one of my favorite documentaries that I have ever seen.

RBG, which tells the story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, quickly turned into the story of the history of the fight for gender equality. This is for a number of reasons. First, Justice Ginsburg spent her entire young life in law studying gender discrimination. This, in itself, created the basis of what she believes.

Granted this has caused a few problems between her, her fellow justices, and the majority. Some people may believe that she had it relatively easy at first as she was always delivering the majority opinion. It became significantly more difficult when George W. Bush was elected into office.

She became the queen of dissenting opinions, the Notorious RBG.

This documentary featured interviews from Justice Ginsburg, those obsessed with her, and even former president Bill Clinton. It also developed the story regarding her relationship with her husband of fifty plus years, Martin Ginsburg, who rapidly became her happy place, serving as the outgoing spokesperson she couldn’t be for herself. The two made it a rule to never give each other advice on things the other did not know.

Between that story as well as numerous case examples, RBG brought a new light to what it’s like to be the minority in the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg promises to do this job until she can no longer physically bare it. And that, right there, is the Supreme Court Justice we knew we needed but never fully appreciated.


My Rating: 91%

Direction: 3.6/4

Cinematography: 3.6/4

Story: 3.7/4

Enjoyability: 3.7/4

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