9 to 5

Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for 9 to 5.

Greg sez: Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. Hail to the chief. The new era of the tangerine tyrant demanded we show this comedy classic written by Patricia Resnick (A Wedding, Quintet). The unstoppable Dolly Parton is launched into movie stardom as the sweetest, most put-upon secretary with the worst boss in the world, the fantastically reptilian Dabney Coleman. After a particularly awful day of sexist nonsense she and her pals – the magnificent comedian Lily Tomlin and the woman who got this bad girl made, Jane Fonda – plot over a joint how they might exact revenge. The results will delight you. WARNING: Contains flexible hours, child care, and equal pay. The resistance starts here.

Dir. Colin Higgins, 1980, DCP, 109 min.

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