“It’s surprisingly funny,” said Lela Klein, FilmDayton trustee member and daughter of Julia Reichert. “It’s been getting great reviews. ... The audience that has gotten to see it has loved it.”
In the early 1970s, a group of secretaries in Boston decided that they had suffered in silence long enough, wrote FilmDayton of the film, ahead of the local Dayton premiere in fall 2020.
“They started fighting back, creating a movement to force changes in their workplaces. This movement became national and is a largely forgotten story of U.S. 20th-century history. It encapsulates a unique intersection of the women’s movement with the labor movement. The awareness these secretaries brought to bear on women’s work reverberates even today.”