The â€˜Hillaryâ€™ Strategy: Inside Female Wall St Thriller â€˜Equityâ€™sâ€™ Perfectly Timed Rollout
By Mikey Glazer on June 9, 2016 @ 8:09 pm
The filmmakers behind female-driven Wall St. thriller â€œEquityâ€ areÂ jubilant about this weekâ€™s presidential nominationÂ news.
â€œWhen we had the idea [for â€œEquityâ€], before we hired a writer, before we hired our director â€” ourÂ [Megan Thomas and Reiner]Â dream was for it to premiere when Hillary [Clinton] was running,â€Â co-producer and co-starÂ Alysia ReinerÂ (â€œOrange is the New Blackâ€) told The Party ReportÂ at theÂ L.A. Film Festival screeningÂ on WednesdayÂ night.
The day after Hillary Clinton presumably locked up the Democratic nomination on Super Tuesday to become the first womanÂ to head a major national party ticket, and on the eve of receiving President Obamaâ€™s endorsement, the film touched down at the Arclight in Culver City, California.
â€œWhat they [foresaw] is exactly what has happened,â€ sheÂ continued. â€œThe film found distribution and is going to be released at a moment in our culture where we need to be talking about what we see and think when we see women in positions of leadership. They couldnâ€™t have been more prescient.â€
As for Reiner,Â â€œIâ€™m living my dream,â€ she said.