What does four World Cups and four Olympic gold medals earn you in the world of U.S. Soccer? In the case of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team, it gets you paid less than your male counterparts, who have zero World Cups and no gold medals. That’s the subject of the upcoming documentary LFG, which chronicles the team’s toughest match yet: pay equality.
Directed by local DC filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, LFG takes a look at the USWNT who filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation in 2019, just as the team was blazing a championship trail through the World Cup. Interviews with star players Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis give voice to how they are just part of a larger fight for women’s rights in every aspect of life.
LFG hits theaters in NY and LA, as well as HBO Max, on June 24th. The film will have its world premiere on June 17th as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.