The story of 70-year-old musician and activist Helen Reddy.
Unjoo Moon wrote:
Emma Jenson Stars:
Evan Peters, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Daniel MacDonald 1966. Helen Reddy arrives in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $ 230 in her pocket. She was told she had been given a record deal, but the record company immediately gave up hope, telling her there were enough female stars and offering to have fun in New York before returning to Australia. Helen, without a visa, still decided to stay in New York and pursue a singing career struggling to make money and take care of her daughter. There she befriends legendary rock journalist Lillian Rockson, who becomes her confident neighbor. Lillian inspired her to write and sing the cult song “I Am a Woman,” which became the national anthem of the second wave of feminist movements and weakened a generation of women in the struggle for change. She also meets Jeff Wald, a young talented talent manager who becomes her agent and husband. Jeff helps her get to the top, but she also suffers from drug addiction, which gradually makes their relationship toxic. Trapped in the glory band …