Brie Larson is going back in time for her next project and has been confirmed to play the title character in the upcoming film Victoria Woodhull.
Who is Victoria Woodhull? you may ask. Oh, she is only the very definition of the original Lady Boss. Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to seek candidacy for the office of President of the United States of America. She was a pioneer for women everywhere as a member of the initial feminist movement in the mid- to late-1800s. What makes Woodhull such a badass is the fact that she ran for President before women even had the right to vote.
Woodhull sought the Presidency in 1872, decades before the 19th Amendment declared women could vote. The Amendment actually was passed in 1920, just a few years before Woodhull passed away in 1927. The suffragist was an icon who did not get nearly enough fame or attention for everything she did for the moment, but Amazon Studios hopes to shed some light on that.
Larson is also a producer on the film honoring the life and trials of Woodhull. This should come as no surprise to anyone with access to the internet or social media. Larson has taken an active role in being a staunch fighter for equal rights for all persons, with a special interest in survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
The actress – and now producer – has been a vocal advocate for women and survivors since her career took off in the last few years. After winning an Academy Award for her performance in Room, Larson has taken the approach of making movies and creating art “as a form of activism.”
For those who have seen it, Larson’s work speaks for itself, but it is incredibly touching and special that she has become a pillar of support and encouragement for women and men everywhere who look up to her. We are impressed – but not surprised – to find that Victoria Woodhull will be her first go at producing, and are anxiously awaiting more details.
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