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On The Basis of Sex

Molly Bloom ​fell out of pursuing skiing as a profession and fell into running high stakes card games in Los Angeles. The celebrities that would attend were a means to attract players with money to lose. She ran a good game until the wheels fell off of the bus. There was the time she took a stake in the game (this made it illegal). Then there were the drugs. Oh, and getting beat up by a mobster. And then there was the Russian mob. Then she wrote a book about the whole experience, which was followed by her arrest, her trial and her being severely in debt to the U.S. government because they siezed her money and would not give it back unless she shared details about the players in her games.

Aaron Sorkin wrote and directed this tale of a money and celebrities without a hint of salaciousness and while presenting a heroine who is a celebration of an empowered woman. ​That term is never used in the film, and there is no reason why it has to be used. Why does it have to seem odd that a woman can be in charge of her own destiny, without giving up her body for it and without having a man there to clear the way for her? Rob and Dawn talk about all of that as we tell the true story behind this movie based on a true story.

Sources used for this episode include:

  1. Five of the Most Dangerous Ski Runs In The World - Fox News

  2. FIS-SKI - Molly Bloom

  3. Deer Valley Ski Resort

  4. A Question About Molly's Game - Reddit.com

  5. Molly's Game True Story: What Jessica Chastain's Movie Changed

  6. The True Story Behind Molly's Game - Time Magazine

  7. The Real Celebrity Stories Behind Molly's Game - The Ringer

  8. A Bunch Of Celebrities Are Being Sued By Hedge Fund Investors For Money They Won In An Underground Poker Ring

  9. Aaron Sorkin sorts truth and fiction in his directorial debut, Colorado-rooted “Molly’s Game”

  10. Do my text messages download onto my computer when I plug it into the USB port to charge?

  11. The real ‘Molly’s Game’: Inside Tobey Maguire’s high-stakes underground poker ring

  12. Player X: The Truth Behind the Anonymous Players of Molly’s Game

  13. New York Post Sheds Light on Truth Behind Real ‘Molly’s Game,’ Contradicting Movie

  14. Poker Face: Molly's Game

  15. Everything Molly's Game Doesn't Tell You About The True Story

  16. A Player Speaks; Molly Bloom Takes On Spider-Man Actor in New Book

  17. Molly’s new game combats COVID isolation through worldwide online community

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Biopics (Mostly) Suck does not claim ownership of the information contained in the links above. The intent for providing the links to sources above is to provide due credit.]

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