Meera Menon talks about her film starring Anna Gunn as an ambitious woman blasted for a lack of "likability." Sound familiar?


Meera Menon talks about her film starring Anna Gunn as an ambitious woman blasted for a lack of "likability." Sound familiar?

"There's an idea that you have to work twice as hard to get half as far," says filmmaker Meera Menon. She's talking about women in the workplace, which is the central idea to Equity, the thriller she directed about a Wall Street investment banker named Naomi (played by Anna Gunn) navigating the hyper-competitive, male-dominated world of high-stakes finance. Though Naomi is confident and successful, she is passed over for a promotion, even as she takes the reins of a buzzy tech IPO. Her boss (a man) tells her that she is off-putting to clients. She runs afoul of a former friend (Alysia Reiner) who's investigating white-collar crime. And a vicious double-cross threatens to end her career and land her in prison.

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