Directed by Camille Hardman and Gary Lane, when number one comedy, 9 to 5, starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman, exploded on the screens in 1980, the laughs came with a serious message about women in the office. Also starring: Rita Moreno, Allison Janney and Patricia Resnick.
You would hope that in the over forty years since 9 to 5 was first released, that all the issues faced by working women would have been resolved but sadly, that’s not the case. That’s what makes it interesting to have those involved in making the film take a look back, to see how far we’ve come and how far there is left to go. Still Working 9 to 5 dives into the issues that the film explored and the difference between now and then; with the Me Too movement, equal rights, equal pay and the gig economy. It doesn’t really have the time to dig deeply into these issues but it also doesn’t have to, it presents itself as if you’re looking at a time capsule, reflecting on how time has passed.