The directors of the much-lauded film RBG could not say enough good things about the liberal justice it follows.
According to the directors, their documentary subject, longtime Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, never lost focus — even when film crews were invading every aspect of her professional and personal life.
“There we are, crouched in the corner of this rather small gym. There are two cameras, operators, sound person, and she walked in and didn’t look at us,” Betsy West, who co-directed the movie with Julie Cohen said. “She just looked at her trainer and said, ‘OK, Bryant, let’s go.”
You don’t have to agree with Ginsburg’s ideology to respect her dedication to her cause.
Indeed, she came up through the ranks and defied all odds to get where she is today, and has overcome several health scares, including a recent battle with broken ribs and yet another bout with cancer.
Through it all, she has maintained her focus and dedication to further her ideology. And that same focus was very visible while film crews saturated her everyday existence.
Cohen said that the same focus was even there as Ginsburg watched the preview of the movie.
The picture’s co-director said she and West were just feet away from Ginsburg, watching her reactions during the viewing, but Ginsburg never even noticed they were there because she was so focused on the picture itself.
Meanwhile, Ginsburg seems unlikely to become a cult figure among young liberals, but that is exactly what has happened.
The liberal justice has become the focus of songs and movies, bringing her career to the forefront of this new, extreme, and energized liberal movement.
Many of these outlets have focused on her scathing dissenting opinions, and the younger crowd has used that to motivate them to take on the fight against conservatives.
Unfortunately, the new movement hasn’t always aligned with the 85-year-old justice.
She appeared almost heartbroken at the attacks against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
It’s a shame she didn’t made her disdain for the confirmation process more vocal, as she clearly has the ear of the up-and-coming generation.