A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem (2021)

One serious addition: This 2021 documentary by Yu Gu examines the the gender pay gap that is very much a part of the National Football League, and the NFL team’s practice of expecting cheerleaders to be in peak physical condition and meet extreme beauty standards for as little as minimum wage.

A Woman’s Work follows cheerleaders from the Oakland Raiders and the Buffalo Bills, each of whom put their careers on the line to take legal action and fight for fair pay. It’s not the most fun of the cheerleader movies, but it is the most enlightening.

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