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Still Working 9 to 5 Is a Doc Brimming With Nostalgia and More Than a Cup of Ambition

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9 to 5 — which starred Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda as coworkers who plot revenge on their monstrous boss — is still as relevant today as it was when it took the box office by storm in 1980 is both a testament to its iconic status as a feminist and camp classic, as well as an indictment of our stalled-out and often regressive society in regards to equal rights in the workplace.

It’s that dichotomy that Still Working 9 to 5, which made its world premiere last night at SXSW, explores.The documentary opens with a recounting of the film’s inception, production, and reception.

Its tale is full of anecdotes that will delight fans of the movie — like how out actor Lily Tomlin almost quit the project before it was off the ground, even though her part was literally written for it.

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