Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Dana Adam Shapiro (Murderball)
Limited Academy® Qualifying Theatrical Release and Available on VOD on November 2
Gravitas Ventures has acquired all North American rights to Academy Award®-nominated director Dana Adam Shapiro’s Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The film is produced by Carra Greenberg, Stacey Reiss (The Eagle Huntress), and IMG. The film will have a limited Academy® qualifying theatrical release on Friday, November 2 and will be available on VOD the same date.
Over the past year, we’ve seen the NFL come under fire from all angles, but some of the biggest bombshells have come from a previously sidelined—and silent—minority.
Daughters takes us back to the early days of this once-beloved institution, focusing on the unlikely group of visionaries who came together to create a brand, a myth, and a monster around a group of star-spangled “girls next door” who became a controversial pop culture phenomenon at the height of the Sexual Revolution.
With unprecedented access to the late Suzanne Mitchell, the secretary who became the fiercely-loyal “Godmother of modern cheerleading,” Daughters is the never-before-told origin story of the most iconic squad of cheerleaders in the world.
The film had its World Premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, where it won the Louis Black “Lone Star” Special Jury Award.
“There’s this knee-jerk stereotype about cheerleaders,” says Director Dana Adam Shapiro. “Truth be told, when we first started out, I was guilty of it, too. But it’s very humbling to be confronted with your own judgmentalism. Suzanne Mitchell and the women on her squad are some of the strongest, most inspiring people I’ve ever met.”
“Dana Adam Shapiro has made a powerfully engaging documentary that shows the trailblazing story behind the original Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders,” said Nolan Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Gravitas Ventures. “Gravitas is thrilled to be this bringing this film to audiences everywhere.”
Gallagher from Gravitas Ventures negotiated the deal with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.