Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Purchase Tickets
Director/Producer: Dana Adam Shapiro | Producers: Carra Greenberg, Stacey Reiss | Editor: Miranda Yousef | Composer: Michael James | Cinematographer: Doug Emmett, Drew Xanthopoulos | USA / 2018 / 81 min
About the Film
This 2018 SXSW Special Jury Award-winning film is an entertaining and intriguing look at the iconic Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Dana Adam Shapiro (Murderball, NFF 2005) explores the squad’s history and cultural impact in relation to America’s shifting views of women’s roles and sexual freedom in the 1970s. Former squad members—and, most notably, their outspoken, fiercely protective den mother, Suzanne Mitchell—offer unique perspective and explain how the cheerleaders balanced wholesomeness with empowered sexuality to become a pop-culture phenomenon, all while contending with sexism behind the scenes.
About the Filmmaker
Dana Adam Shapiro was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for his first film, Murderball. His second film, Monogamy, starring Rashida Jones and Chris Messina, was nominated for a 2011 Independent Spirit Award. He is the former Senior Editor at SPIN magazine, a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, and has published two books: The Every Boy (Houghton Mifflin; 2005), and You Can Be Right Or You Can Be Married (Scribner; 2012).