We’re all still reeling from this past week. I think if you’re on this site, you probably agree with that. Those of you who know my work or follow me on social media know that I’ve been recovering from surgery and I haven’t been writing a lot. I’m not really supposed to be doing it now, but I needed to share this story. I think we could all use some inspiration from real women who fought against odds and did wonderful things for the world. Today we have a new trailer for Hidden Figures, the untold story of three African-America women who worked for NASA and were instrumental in launching John Glenn into orbit around the Earth. Considering the fact that real female scientists have to create hashtags to let people know that they’re real (#womeninscience) and to refute Nobel Laureate biochemist Tim Hunt’s assertion that women and men can’t be in the same lab. “Let me tell you about my trouble with girls ,” he said. “Three things happen when they are in the lab … You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry.” (#distractinglysexy) Yes, I feel the need to punch things, too.
Here is the official info for the film: “Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.”
The film also stars Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Kirsten Dunst and Mahershala Ali. Hidden Figures will hit theaters on January 6, 2017. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.