In recent years, Ginsburg has become something of a pop culture cult figure, with a kind of adulation that is only part tongue in cheek. Ginsburg has been given a hip-hop-like moniker — “Notorious RBG” being a play on “Notorious B.I.G.” The notion of Ginsburg, who has been quiet and reserved all her life, being compared to a big, blustering rap star, is incongruous and deliberately droll.
Yet underlying the joke is the acknowledgment that Ginsburg has been playing a very long game her whole life. She has been thinking strategically and incrementally, and no one in America — big and loud and flashy or otherwise — could have done more.
Starring Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West.
Rated PG for some thematic elements and language. Check listings for theaters. 1 hour, 36 minutes.
Bottom line: Documentary that will inspire many