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‘Equity’ Review: Feminism Comes To Wall Street In This Uneven Financial Thriller

‘Equity’ Review: Feminism Comes To Wall Street In This Uneven Financial Thriller

Here’s the thing: The idea of a “strong female character” is not a moral determination. Katniss Everdeen, protagonist of the “Hunger Games” saga, may be a strong female character, but that’s not because she’s a hero — it’s not because she’s possessed with an infallible sense of virtue and a Christ-like selflessness that defies any reasonable human standard. By the same token, slathering Scarlett Johansson in spandex and having her fight alongside Iron Man doesn’t make Black Widow a strong female character either, no matter how many asses she kicks.

The strength of a role has nothing to do with decency, and everything to do with depth.

What makes “Equity” such a vital feminist film, even when its other qualities are often few and far between, is how defiantly it internalizes that idea. At a time when someone can be a mother and a professional (or,

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