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->'''Ruth Bader Ginsburg:''' Nor does the word "freedom," your honor.

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->'''Ruth Bader Ginsburg:''' Nor does the word "freedom," your honor.
Your Honor.


* TrueBlueFeminity: The opening sequence shows students marching to their first day of class at Harvard Law. Amid the sea of tall men in black suits, petite Ruth stands out in her little blue dress.

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* TrueBlueFeminity: TrueBlueFemininity: The opening sequence shows students marching to their first day of class at Harvard Law. Amid the sea of tall men in black suits, petite Ruth stands out in her little blue dress.


* BlueIsFeminine: The opening sequence shows students marching to their first day of class at Harvard Law. Amid the sea of tall men in black suits, petite Ruth stands out in her little blue dress.


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* TrueBlueFeminity: The opening sequence shows students marching to their first day of class at Harvard Law. Amid the sea of tall men in black suits, petite Ruth stands out in her little blue dress.

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* BlueIsFeminine: The opening sequence shows students marching to their first day of class at Harvard Law. Amid the sea of tall men in black suits, petite Ruth stands out in her little blue dress.


* BasedOnATrueStory: The screenplay was written by Daniel Stipelman, Ginsburg's [[RealLifeRelative nephew]], who fought to keep the script accurate and true-to-life.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: The screenplay was written by Daniel Stipelman, Ginsburg's [[RealLifeRelative nephew]], nephew, who fought to keep the script accurate and true-to-life.


The film is based on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Creator/FelicityJones) and her early years as a law student and lawyer. The main plot is the case of ''Moritz v. Commissioner,'' the first case that recognized a Fourteenth Amendment challenge to sex-based discrimination in the law. Her husband, Martin Ginsburg (Creator/ArmieHammer) supports her both professionally and personally throughout their lives.

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The film is based on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Creator/FelicityJones) and her early years as a law student and lawyer. The main plot is the case of ''Moritz v. Commissioner,'' the first case that recognized a Fourteenth Amendment challenge to sex-based discrimination in the law. Her Ruth's husband, Martin Ginsburg (Creator/ArmieHammer) (Creator/ArmieHammer), supports her both professionally and personally throughout their lives.


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''On the Basis of Sex'' is a 2018 {{biopic}} directed by Mimi Leder.

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''On the Basis of Sex'' is a 2018 {{biopic}} directed by Mimi Leder.
Creator/MimiLeder.


* TheFifties: The first part of the film starts in 1956 and continues to the later part of the decade and [[TimeSkip skips to...]]

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* TheFifties: The first part of the film starts in 1956 and continues to the later part of the decade and [[TimeSkip skips to...]]decade.
* FiftiesHair: Ruth starts out in a shoulder length pageboy set with waves, the men have crewcuts or slicked hair, many women have wash-and-set hairdos.


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* SeventiesHair: Lampshaded when Ruth mentions her male students wouldn't have been able to wear their hair and sideburns long 20 years before. Ruth has long straight hair held by a scarf, Jane has shoulder length hair that moves, Martin has "the Dry Look", Ruth's students all have sideburns or afros or wear their hair long or in shags, Ruth's secretary has a bit of [[SixtiesHair a holdover from the last decade]], many men of Ruth's generation have sideburns and facial hair.

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* HighClassGloves: Ruth wears them in the poster and in the 1950s scenes.


* TheGenerationGap: Touched on; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Generation Silent Generation]] members Marty and Ruth are progressive people but they are shown clashing with their Baby Boomer daughter Jane who attends rallies about social issues while her parents prefer to handle things professionally and Ruth finds herself shocked by the forward mannersisms and language of her students. Ruth invokes this in the climax during trial where she pointed out her law school students (male and female) would not have been dressed or wearing their hair the way they are now in the past which earns some chuckles from the mostly middle-aged and establishment courtroom.



* PracticallyDifferentGenerations: Jane and James, as in RealLife, have a 10 year age difference

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* PracticallyDifferentGenerations: Jane and James, as in RealLife, have a 10 year age differencedifference between them with the 1970s scenes showing a rebellious teenage Jane and the more docile, grade-school aged James.


* TheSeventies: Most of the film takes place in 1970 and onwards, though early scenes are set in [[TheFifties 1959]].

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* TheFifties: The first part of the film starts in 1956 and continues to the later part of the decade and [[TimeSkip skips to...]]
* TheSeventies: Most of the film takes place in 1970 and onwards, though early scenes are set in [[TheFifties 1959]].onwards.


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* PracticallyDifferentGenerations: Jane and James, as in RealLife, have a 10 year age difference

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* MisterSandmanSequence: The 1970 portion of the film opens up with a student protest where there are protesters wearing bell bottoms or miniskirts, in afros, the guys have longer hair, Ruth with her hair in a simple ponytail with a scarf holding her hair (as opposed to her set and wavy FiftiesHair) and the 1968 Psychedelic rock song "Time Has Come Today" by the Chambers Brothers plays.


* TheFashionista: Ruth, no matter the decade she is seen wearing gorgeous articles of clothing, whether it's her professional wear or cocktail dresses or scarves to tie her hair back.

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* TheFashionista: Ruth, no Ruth. No matter the decade she is seen wearing gorgeous articles of clothing, whether it's her professional wear or cocktail dresses or scarves to tie her hair back.



* LittleMissBadass: Jane Ginsberg, who pretty much calls out a grown man who is making cat calls at her and her mother in a busy street. Ruth is proud and tells her that back when she was young, most women wouldn't have thought to confront their harassers or find something wrong with their behavior.

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* LittleMissBadass: Jane Ginsberg, who pretty much calls out a grown man who is making cat calls at her and her mother in on a busy street. Ruth is proud and tells her that back when she was young, most women wouldn't have thought to confront their harassers or find something wrong with their behavior.



* PluckyOfficeGirl: Ruth's trusted secretary, who types up everything for Ruth and then critiques the use of the word "sex" given how Ruth has to convince a bunch of men about gender discrimination, even though it means she will have to re-type up everything to include the phrase "gender".

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* PluckyOfficeGirl: Ruth's trusted secretary, who types up everything for Ruth and then critiques the use of the word "sex" given how Ruth has to convince a bunch of men about gender discrimination, even though it means she will have to re-type up everything to include the phrase replace it with "gender".


->'''Ruth Bader Ginsburg:''' Neither does the word "freedom," your honor.

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->'''Ruth Bader Ginsburg:''' Neither Nor does the word "freedom," your honor.




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