Served Like a Girl

August 22nd, 2017


Served Like a Girl

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 8.4/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Lysa Heslov

Stars: Nichole Alred, Jas Boothe, Rachel Engler

Five women veterans who have endured unimaginable trauma in service create a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of stranded homeless women veterans by entering into a competition that unexpectedly catalyzes moving events in their own lives to bring them full circle in a quest for healing and hope.

Writers: Tchavdar Georgiev, Lysa Heslov, Nichole Alred, Jas Boothe, Rachel Engler, Nichole Alred, Jas Boothe, Rachel Engler, Hope Garcia, Denyse Gordon, Marissa Strock, Andrea Waterbury, , , , , , ,

Nichole Alred - Herself
Jas Boothe - Herself
Rachel Engler - Herself
Hope Garcia - Herself
Denyse Gordon - Herself
Marissa Strock - Herself
Andrea Waterbury - Herself

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

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Rating: 9/10

Served Like a Girl was extremely well-received during its world premiere at Austin's SXSW Film Festival. It is a beautifully directed and edited film describing the compelling experiences of four women veterans who compete in the Ms. Veteran America contest. The contest is held each year to raise money for homeless women veterans. Their stories are compelling and patriotic. The film is a wonderful statement about the need to treat women as equals in society in general and in the military in particular. It also points out despite the policy under which until recently many women were not officially serving in combat, many actually served in virtually the identical combat roles as men. This is a compelling and powerful film about an under reported subject. They also faced additional traumas such as sexual abuse in a male dominated environment. Despite the heaviness of much of the narrative, the first time director managed to make the film remarkably humorous by finding the funny stories from their lives. It makes the film much easier and much more human than it would have otherwise been. I hope this film is widely distributed, because these important stories deserve a wider audience.


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