With hindsight being 20/20 and all, it may be a shock to learn that when Jane Fonda and producing partner Bruce Gilbert wanted to make a workplace comedy about three secretaries who decide to enact revenge on their tyrannical, chauvinist boss called “9 to 5,” few people (see: men) in positions of power thought the film would be a success. And yet, the film — which got its name after a grassroots organization of women fighting for workplace equality and fair pay (that is still around today) — was a box-office smash, launched the mainstream career of Dolly Parton outside of music, and inspired both a TV adaptation and a Broadway musical.

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Still Working 9 to 5