So..I really want this movie to be everything I want but mostly because it’s about a favorite theme (smart women working in the space program!) but I’m worried the movie will only appeal to those who already believe in the themes, while others might be blinded by what looks like deep southern themes – or worse, watch the trailer and not see the misogyny and racism.

I wonder if the filmmakers are caricaturizing, or portraying as close as possible the people and times?

I imagine that if the movie inspires some (many?!) to read the book or others to pursue a career in math or science or engineering, then it doesn’t matter how or why.

Read the book!
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Here’s the trailer:
Hidden Figures (2017, 20th Century Fox)

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