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You know the Women's Suffrage Movement? Yeah, that one. Remember when they got the vote? Well, I think we can all agree that was an important moment in American History? Yeah, it's great, from Susan B. Anthony to Alice Paul, such perseverance, such power of spirit, such... No wait don't go! What if I made it ''[[HotterAndSexier sexy]]''?!

[++BOOM! ''Iron Jawed Angels''!++]

''Iron Jawed Angels'' is a 2004 MadeForTVMovie produced by Creator/{{HBO}}, detailing the tail end of the American campaign for Women's Suffrage. Most of the events in the movie actually happened, the story is compelling, the acting is good, the writing is tight... but, well, it gets kinda weird at times.

Maybe it's weird in order to make the movie more accessible to [[YoungerAndHipper a younger generation]], maybe it's just [[ExecutiveMeddling the Hollywood machine getting its dirty hands all over]] another well-intentioned historical drama, but what with the experimental camera work, the ''especially'' forced [[RomanticPlotTumor romantic subplot]] and the anachronistic slang and hip-hop soundtrack watching this movie can feel kinda surreal. Not bad, just kinda surreal.

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You know the Women's Suffrage Movement? Yeah, that one. Remember when they got the vote? Well, I think we can all agree that was an important moment in American History? Yeah, it's great, from Susan B. Anthony to Alice Paul, such perseverance, such power of spirit, such... No wait don't go! What if I made it ''[[HotterAndSexier sexy]]''?!

[++BOOM! ''Iron Jawed Angels''!++]

''Iron Jawed Angels'' is a 2004 MadeForTVMovie produced by Creator/{{HBO}}, detailing the tail end of the American campaign for Women's Suffrage. Most of the events in the movie actually happened, the story is compelling, the acting is good, the writing is tight... but, well, it gets kinda weird at times.

Maybe it's weird in order to make the movie more accessible to [[YoungerAndHipper a younger generation]], maybe it's just [[ExecutiveMeddling the Hollywood machine getting its dirty hands all over]] another well-intentioned historical drama, but what with the experimental camera work, the ''especially'' forced [[RomanticPlotTumor romantic subplot]] and the anachronistic slang and hip-hop soundtrack watching this movie can feel kinda surreal. Not bad, just kinda surreal.
women's suffrage.


* SpitefulSpit: As the crowd gathered from one of the women's protests grows more hostile, with various men shouting at the women, one of them spits at a woman's face, [{{Squick}} with the following shot showing the spit landing dangerously close to her mouth]].

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* SpitefulSpit: As the crowd gathered from one of the women's protests grows more hostile, with various men shouting at the women, one of them spits at a woman's face, [{{Squick}} [[{{Squick}} with the following shot showing the spit landing dangerously close to her mouth]].


* ColdBloodedTorture: Downplayed with Alice's force-feeding. Although it's not as extreme an example, it's still shot to depict the barbarism of the prison authorities.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Downplayed with Alice's force-feeding. Although it's not as extreme an example, it's still force-feeding (in which she has her mouth pried open by metal instruments and has a mix of milk and raw eggs shoved down her throat) is shot to depict the barbarism of the prison authorities.


* AnachronismStew: The film's soundtrack includes, of all things, ''Music/LaurynHill'', although the song of hers used wouldn't come out for another 78 years after the film's events.



* DeadpanSnarker: Alice. "[Helen Keller] is blind and deaf! If she can find the hotel, so can you."

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Downplayed with Alice's force-feeding. Although it's not as extreme an example, it's still shot to depict the barbarism of the prison authorities.
* DeadpanSnarker: Alice. "[Helen
-->"[Helen
Keller] is blind and deaf! If she can find the hotel, so can you."



* FanDisservice: There is one and exactly one scene with all of the women naked and some of their butts visible...as they're wet, shivering, and standing in a freezing cold prison. It's very obvious that the nudity is meant to be more demeaning than arousing.



* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler: Izza's death, Alice takes a break.]] It of course, becomes more of a TenMinuteRetirement.

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* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler: Izza's death, Alice takes a break.]] It It, of course, becomes more of a TenMinuteRetirement.



%%* SoundtrackDissonance

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%%* SoundtrackDissonance* SpitefulSpit: As the crowd gathered from one of the women's protests grows more hostile, with various men shouting at the women, one of them spits at a woman's face, [{{Squick}} with the following shot showing the spit landing dangerously close to her mouth]].
* SoundtrackDissonance: Intentional in the case of Alice's force-feeding scene, which is set to the imprisoned women singing "Will the Circle Be Unbroken".


* GodwinsLaw: Nominally averted, since UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is still a no-name Corporal on [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Western Front]]. However, one of the angry sailors at a protest yells something to the effect of "MAYBE YOU'D RATHER GO TO GERMANY?!"[[note]]He might have been surprised how many sufferagettes, even back then, replied with a BluntYes: See the entry on PositiveDiscrimination below.[[/note]]

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* GodwinsLaw: Nominally averted, since UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is still a no-name Corporal on [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Western Front]]. However, one of the angry sailors at a protest yells something to the effect of "MAYBE YOU'D RATHER GO TO GERMANY?!"[[note]]He might have been surprised how many sufferagettes, suffragettes, even back then, replied with a BluntYes: See the entry on PositiveDiscrimination below.[[/note]]



* SlidingScaleofGenderInequality: Live in a world of Level 3, Level 5 being the goal, with Level 4 being an acceptable stepping stone only.

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* SlidingScaleofGenderInequality: SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Live in a world of Level 3, Level 5 being the goal, with Level 4 being an acceptable stepping stone only.



* WeWinBecauseYouDidNot: Attempted and failed by the National Women's Party. They tried to boycot Wilson and any democratic congressman who didn't support them. They fail.

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* WeWinBecauseYouDidNot: Attempted and failed by the National Women's Party. They tried to boycot boycott Wilson and any democratic congressman who didn't support them. They fail.


* GodwinsLaw: Nominally averted, since UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is still a no-name Corporal on [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Western Front]]. However, one of the angry sailors at a protest yells something to the effect of "MAYBE YOU'D RATHER GO TO GERMANY?!"

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* GodwinsLaw: Nominally averted, since UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is still a no-name Corporal on [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Western Front]]. However, one of the angry sailors at a protest yells something to the effect of "MAYBE YOU'D RATHER GO TO GERMANY?!"GERMANY?!"[[note]]He might have been surprised how many sufferagettes, even back then, replied with a BluntYes: See the entry on PositiveDiscrimination below.[[/note]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Suffrage has never been so ''Sexy'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Suffrage has never been so ''Sexy'']]
''sexy''.]]


''Iron Jawed Angels'' is a 2004 movie detailing the tail end of the American campaign for Women's Suffrage. Most of the events in the movie actually happened, the story is compelling, the acting is good, the writing is tight... but, well, it gets kinda weird at times.

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''Iron Jawed Angels'' is a 2004 movie MadeForTVMovie produced by Creator/{{HBO}}, detailing the tail end of the American campaign for Women's Suffrage. Most of the events in the movie actually happened, the story is compelling, the acting is good, the writing is tight... but, well, it gets kinda weird at times.


* KnowWhentoFoldEm: Alice is told she has to know when to do this. She ignores them.

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* KnowWhentoFoldEm: KnowWhenToFoldEm: Alice is told she has to know when to do this. She ignores them.



* MiscarriageofJustice: The women are sent to a workhouse for 'obstructing traffic.'

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* MiscarriageofJustice: MiscarriageOfJustice: The women are sent to a workhouse for 'obstructing traffic.'


* VoiceoftheResistance: Alice's description of her being force fed was implied to be the only communication they managed to get out while imprisoned. In reality, Lucy managed to get a network going to keep many letters going out, until they caught onto it and sent her off to a different jail.

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* VoiceoftheResistance: VoiceOfTheResistance: Alice's description of her being force fed was implied to be the only communication they managed to get out while imprisoned. In reality, Lucy managed to get a network going to keep many letters going out, until they caught onto it and sent her off to a different jail.


->''"We're legitimate citizens. We're taxed without representation. We're not allowed to serve on juries so we're not tried by our peers. It's unconscionable, not to mention unconstitutional. We don't make the laws but we have to obey them like children."''
-->-- '''Alice Paul''', '''Iron Jawed Angels'''



->''"We're legitimate citizens. We're taxed without representation. We're not allowed to serve on juries so we're not tried by our peers. It's unconscionable, not to mention unconstitutional. We don't make the laws but we have to obey them like children."''
-->-- '''Alice Paul'''



[++BOOM! Iron Jawed Angels!++]

Iron Jawed Angels is a 2004 movie detailing the tail end of the American campaign for Women's Suffrage. Most of the events in the movie actually happened, the story is compelling, the acting is good, the writing is tight... but, well, it gets kinda weird at times.

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[++BOOM! Iron ''Iron Jawed Angels!++]

Iron
Angels''!++]

''Iron
Jawed Angels Angels'' is a 2004 movie detailing the tail end of the American campaign for Women's Suffrage. Most of the events in the movie actually happened, the story is compelling, the acting is good, the writing is tight... but, well, it gets kinda weird at times.


* GodwinsLaw: Nominally averted, since UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is still a no-name Corporal on [[WorldWarI the Western Front]]. However, one of the angry sailors at a protest yells something to the effect of "MAYBE YOU'D RATHER GO TO GERMANY?!"

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* GodwinsLaw: Nominally averted, since UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is still a no-name Corporal on [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Western Front]]. However, one of the angry sailors at a protest yells something to the effect of "MAYBE YOU'D RATHER GO TO GERMANY?!"



* WomenAreDelicate: Discussed very often, most notably with: "In oranges and women, courage is often mistaken for hysteria."





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* WomenAreDelicate: Discussed very often, most notably with: "In oranges and women, courage is often mistaken for hysteria."




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** There were children in the parade scene, making the resulting violence even more horrifying.


* GodwinsLaw: Nominally averted, since AdolfHitler is still a no-name Corporal on [[WorldWarI the Western Front]]. However, one of the angry sailors at a protest yells something to the effect of "MAYBE YOU'D RATHER GO TO GERMANY?!"

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* GodwinsLaw: Nominally averted, since AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is still a no-name Corporal on [[WorldWarI the Western Front]]. However, one of the angry sailors at a protest yells something to the effect of "MAYBE YOU'D RATHER GO TO GERMANY?!"


* TheAce: Alice is often shown to turn people to her side with just a well-chosen sentence, like: "A vote is a fire escape."



* ADateWithRosiePalms: The slightly random bathtub scene.

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* %%* ADateWithRosiePalms: The slightly random bathtub scene.



* BeautyisNeverTarnished: Averted. Lucy gets a bruised eye, some girls are portrayed with cuts on their face after the parade, and they all show the effects of the hunger strike.
* BystanderSyndrome: It seems the congresswoman's wife suffers from this at first.

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* BeautyisNeverTarnished: TheAtoner: The congressman after reading his wife's journal.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished:
Averted. Lucy gets a bruised eye, some girls are portrayed with cuts on their face after the parade, and they all show the effects of the hunger strike.
* %%* BystanderSyndrome: It seems the congresswoman's wife suffers from this at first. first.
* CareerVersusMan: A man is introduced simply so he can be rejected as justification for this.



* HeroicSacrifice: Alice putting herself on the front lines is a form of this.
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* CareerVersusMan: A man is introduced simply so he can be rejected as justification for this.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Alice putting TheDitz: The congressman's wife plays herself on the front lines is a form of this.
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* CareerVersusMan: A man is introduced simply so he can be rejected
off as justification for this. such.
%%* EarnYourHappyEnding



* FieryRedhead: Lucy Burns. TruthInTelevision.

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* %%* FieryRedhead: Lucy Burns. TruthInTelevision.



* GenderIncompetence: Discussed, of course.

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* %%* GenderIncompetence: Discussed, of course.



* GoGetterGirl: All of the protagonists.

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* %%* GoGetterGirl: All of the protagonists.



* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler: Izza's death, Alice takes a break.]] It of course, becomes more of a TenMinuteRetirement.

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* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler: Izza's death, Alice takes a break.]] It of course, becomes more of a TenMinuteRetirement. TenMinuteRetirement.
* HeroicSacrifice: Alice putting herself on the front lines is a form of this.



* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: There were some lookers in the Women's Suffrage Movement, I'm sure. But not quite like this.
** Averted in that the women who were heavier remained about as heavy in the movie.
* HotterAndSexier

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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: There were some lookers in the Women's Suffrage Movement, I'm sure. But not quite like this.
**
Averted in that the women who were heavier remained about as heavy in the movie.
* %%* HotterAndSexier



* Knight inSourArmor: The women in NAWSA come off as this.

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* Knight inSourArmor: %%* KnightInSourArmor: The women in NAWSA come off as this.



* MakeanExampleofThem: It is implied that if they get their hands on Alice, they will try for the maximum sentence they can, to make an example of her. The first words out of the mouth of the arresting officers, the first arrest scene, is "Alice Paul?"

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* MakeanExampleofThem: MakeAnExampleOfThem: It is implied that if they get their hands on Alice, they will try for the maximum sentence they can, to make an example of her. The first words out of the mouth of the arresting officers, the first arrest scene, is "Alice Paul?"



* MiscarriageofJustice: The women are sent to a workhouse for 'obstructing traffic.'

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* MiscarriageofJustice: The women are sent to a workhouse for 'obstructing traffic.' '
* NervesOfSteel: All the women. Especially those who stayed around after they started getting arrested, knowing what would happen next.
* NotAfraidToDie: The movie makes distinction between suicidal ideation and this, when they try to get Alice committed for her hunger strike.
* OjouRinglets: Seen during one of the 'preparatory montages' as a potential hairstyle choice for one of the girls, before they go to a high class event.



* PragmaticHero: The NWP near the end.
* NervesofSteel: All the women. Especially those who stayed around after they started getting arrrested, knowing what would happen next.
* NotAfraidToDie: The movie makes distinction between suicidal ideation and this, when they try to get Alice committed for her hunger strike.
* OjouRinglets: Seen during one of the 'prepatory montages' as a potential hairstyle choice for one of the girls, before they go to a high class event.

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* %%* PragmaticHero: The NWP near the end.
* NervesofSteel: All the women. Especially those who stayed around after they started getting arrrested, knowing what would happen next.
* NotAfraidToDie: The movie makes distinction between suicidal ideation and this, when they try to get Alice committed for her hunger strike.
* OjouRinglets: Seen during one of the 'prepatory montages' as a potential hairstyle choice for one of the girls, before they go to a high class event.
end.



* SoundtrackDissonance
* StayintheKitchen: Of course.
* TranquilFury: Alice.
* TheAce: Alice is often shown to turn people to her side with just a well-chosen sentence, like: "A vote is a fire escape."
* TheAtoner: The congressman after reading his wife's journal.
* TheExtremistWasRight: Of course, Alice was more effective than NAWSA.
* TheDitz: The congressman's wife plays herself off as such.
* TookaLevelinBadass: The congressman's wife.
* TruthInTelevision: Though it does invent a few characters, film is pretty accurate historically; there really was, for an example, a senator who voted "yes" at the last second because of a note from his mother.
** Entire scenes were copied from the history books, like the 'night of terror' where they were beaten, refused medical treatment, and Lucy was handcuffed standing up. At least one of the other women did stand in her position.

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* %%* SoundtrackDissonance
* %%* StayintheKitchen: Of course.
* %%* TranquilFury: Alice.
* TheAce: Alice is often shown to turn people to her side with just a well-chosen sentence, like: "A vote is a fire escape."
* TheAtoner: The congressman after reading his wife's journal.
*
%%* TheExtremistWasRight: Of course, Alice was more effective than NAWSA.
* TheDitz: The congressman's wife plays herself off as such.
*
NAWSA.
%%*
TookaLevelinBadass: The congressman's wife.
* TruthInTelevision: Though it does invent a few characters, film is pretty accurate historically; there really was, for an example, a senator who voted "yes" at the last second because of a note from his mother. \n** Entire scenes were copied from the history books, like the 'night of terror' where they were beaten, refused medical treatment, and Lucy was handcuffed standing up. At least one of the other women did stand in her position.



* UndyingLoyalty: All of the women in the prison.
* VoiceoftheResistance: Alice's description of her being force fed was implied to be the only communication they managed to get out while imprisioned. In reality, Lucy managed to get a network going to keep many letters going out, until they caught onto it and sent her off to a different jail.

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* %%* UndyingLoyalty: All of the women in the prison.
* VoiceoftheResistance: Alice's description of her being force fed was implied to be the only communication they managed to get out while imprisioned.imprisoned. In reality, Lucy managed to get a network going to keep many letters going out, until they caught onto it and sent her off to a different jail.



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