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Society, athletic women, and film have always been used as a medium to express the discrimination against women athletes today. The year 2010 has commissioned me to write a movie script about women's sports and current society. There are four crucial elements that define the reasons why women have been abused by men in the athletic world which are the following: history, race and class, gender, and sexual orientation. Each of these elements point to the drastic change in feminine power over athletics. The theme of Women Kicks is about women that kick down discrimination and focus on the real issue, their love for the sport.
Women Kicks is about the New York's professional women's football team called "Women Kicks" in a world with the new WNFL in 2010. Currently there are no existing women's football teams, however I want to portray in this movie how society would discriminate against a women's professional football team. It is very unrealistic to today's audience to have a women's football team because for the past decades, football has always been a man's sport. I want the audience to believe that anything is possible with the movement for women's rights in athletics. In the opening scene, the women's football team is speaking before a high school audience in New York City. They are watching a clip from a Womens Movement documentary about women marching through the streets of Washington D.C. protesting for the right to work. The team's quarterback, Sarah Cunningham tells the audience, "I believe that the women's movement has not ended, but has just begun. Only, seventy years ago, our ancestors were fighting for the right to work. Now we must fight for our descendants for the right to play." The team's coach, Joe Contonelli tells the audience, "We should also focus on women's increasing power in the athletic world today. How many of you guys watch the WNBA." Suddenly, a boy in the audience screams out, "The WNBA sucks!" Joe says, "Well, we must always remember that women's sports do not appeal to the majority audience. The WNBA started about 20 years ago and it has the highest ratings from women athletics in country." Here, I remind the audience about the strong objection to women's sports everywhere.
Next, Women Kicks opens the discussion to questions from the audience. "Hello, my name is Mary. I am currently on the girl's JV football team.
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