There are only a handful of words spoken in the first trailer for Suffragette, but all of them remind you to kick as much ass as possible:
“Never surrender. Never give up the fight.”
The movie, starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, and Helena Bonham Carter among a host of other stars, focuses on the origins of the feminist movement, namely women fighting for the right to vote. Streep’s character, Emmeline Parkhurst, was a real-life leader instrumental in bringing the women’s rights movement to the United Kingdom. This is also the first film to have access to filming in the Houses of Parliament, apparently providing the background for one of Streep’s more intense speeches.
The trailer employs the #VotingMatters hashtag, and, according to The Guardian, the trailer was created to “help promote an initiative to get more people voting in the General Election on 7 May.” The hashtag has been used internationally, though, as people around the globe urge each other to vote in general and primary elections.
No release date has been set for the U.S., but it opens in the UK on October 30.