Vertigo Releasing have released the UK Trailer for the Helen Reddy biopic ‘I Am Woman‘ starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey.
The film tells the story of the Australian musician/songwriter struggles, moving to USA with her young daughter. Virtually no money in her pocket, eventually to writer her hit song I Am Woman, which became an anthem for the women’s liberation movement.
If the name Helen Reddy is unknown, watching this film will be the perfect place to start and learn about this amazing story…
1966. Helen Reddy arrives in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230 in her pocket. Helen had been told she had won a recording contract, but the record company promptly dashes her hopes by telling her it has enough female stars and suggests she has fun in New York before returning home to Australia.
Helen, without a visa, decides to stay in New York anyway and pursue a singing career, struggling to make ends meet and provide for her daughter. There she befriends legendary rock journalist Lillian Roxon, who becomes her closest confident, and inspires her to write and sing the iconic song “I Am Woman” which becomes the anthem for the second wave feminist movement and galvanises a generation of women to fight for change.
She also meets Jeff Wald, a young aspiring talent manager who becomes her agent and husband. Jeff helps her get to the top, but he also suffers from a drug addiction, which gradually turns their relationship toxic. Caught in the treadmill of fame and dependent on Jeff to manage her professional life, Helen finds the strength to take control of her own career and keep pursuing her dreams.
The film also stars Danielle Macdonald and Evan Peters. Unjoo Moon directs
I Am Woman will be released in UK and Irish cinemas along with Digital from 9th October.