#GAReads | Tribeca Documentaries Explore Gender Issues in Sport

image credit: Keith Allison [ CC BY-SA 2.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

image credit: Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tribeca Documentaries Explore Gender Issues in Sport”:

Up until recently, what it meant to be a professional female athlete in a world dominated by men wasn’t an issue that garnered high volumes of public interest, let alone national headlines. But that all changed in October 2017 when stories from the New York Times and the New Yorker detailing sexual allegations and improper workplace behavior against Harvey Weinstein ignited the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, which quickly spread beyond the entertainment world. Less than two years later, four documentary films that explore the role of gender and sexuality in male dominated sports are heading to the Tribeca Film Festival. Those docus are: Erin Lee Carr’s “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal,” Yu Gu’s “A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem,” Alex Holmes’ “Maiden” and Michael Barnett’s “Changing the Game.”

Read Addie Morfoot’s full article at Variety here…