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The compelling lifelike story behind Helen Reddy will stream to Stan next month

The compelling lifelike story behind I Am Woman singer and women’s rights activist Helen Reddy will stream to Stan next month

She was a pioneer behind the women’s rights movement of the 1970s and now Helen Reddy is finally getting the recognition she deserves.

A new film about the 78-year-old Australian singer and activist is broadcast Stan next month, entitled I Am Woman.

The film is set in the early days of Helen’s music career, shortly after moving to America in the 1970s, in the midst of the women’s rights movement.

Biopic: She was a pioneer behind the women's rights movement of the 1970s, and now Helen Reddy is finally getting the recognition she deserves. In the photo: actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey in I Am Woman

Biopic: She was a pioneer behind the women’s rights movement of the 1970s, and now Helen Reddy is finally getting the recognition she deserves. In the photo: actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey in I Am Woman

Her song, I Am Woman, became a hymn to the movement, but it was not without difficulty, where Helen had to convince record directors of its value.

She also had to fight for a fair reward after hearing that her all-male band was making more money than she was.

The film stars Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Helen, and also includes Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald.

Coming soon: A new film about the 78-year-old Australian singer and activist will stream on Stan next month, entitled I Am Woman

Coming soon: A new film about the 78-year-old Australian singer and activist will stream on Stan next month, entitled I Am Woman

Coming soon: A new film about the 78-year-old Australian singer and activist will stream on Stan next month, entitled I Am Woman

Get Inspiration: In a September interview with Billboard, Tilda said she chose not to meet Helen Reddy (pictured during a November 1977 TV appearance) before working on the film

Get Inspiration: In a September interview with Billboard, Tilda said she chose not to meet Helen Reddy (pictured during a November 1977 TV appearance) before working on the film

Get Inspiration: In a September interview with Billboard, Tilda said she chose not to meet Helen Reddy (pictured during a November 1977 TV appearance) before working on the film

The inspirational story is directed by female filmmaker Unjoo Moon and comes from the producers behind The Sapphires, the 2012 film starring Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Chris O’Dowd.

In an interview with Billboard in September, Tilda, 25, said she chose not to meet Helen before working on the film.

She said she only met the legendary singer ‘at the end’ of the filming and called it ‘a creative choice’.

Take a chance: The film is set in the early days of Helen's music career, shortly after moving to America in the 1970s, in the midst of the women's rights movement

Take a chance: The film is set in the early days of Helen's music career, shortly after moving to America in the 1970s, in the midst of the women's rights movement

Take a chance: The film is set in the early days of Helen’s music career, shortly after moving to America in the 1970s, in the midst of the women’s rights movement

All-star cast: The film stars Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Helen, and also features Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald (right)

All-star cast: The film stars Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Helen, and also features Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald (right)

All-star cast: The film stars Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Helen, and also features Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald (right)

Helen is now in a very different stage of her life. We are clearly talking about her from 24 to 48 years old, and it was really important that I stayed in that part of her life, ”she explained.

“There is also so much information about her. I read her book, which was very helpful. There are a million interviews and all her performances, and director Unjoo was so close to her and her family that I had all the knowledge and research I needed. ‘

She added, “We’re still making a movie and making characters, and I fell in love with her so much that I think I would have found it very difficult to meet her.”

I Am Woman continues to stream Stan from August 28.

Pioneer: Her song, I Am Woman, became an anthem for the movement, but it was not without difficulties, where Helen had to convince record directors of its value

Pioneer: Her song, I Am Woman, became an anthem for the movement, but it was not without difficulties, where Helen had to convince record directors of its value

Pioneer: Her song, I Am Woman, became an anthem for the movement, but it was not without difficulties, where Helen had to convince record directors of its value

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