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Working hard for the money: Movies for Labor Day

Yardbarker Logo By Chris Morgan of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 23: The movie brought us the phrase “Silkwood shower,” but that legacy undercuts the message of the film and also the life of actual activist Karen Silkwood. Meryl Streep starred as Silkwood, a woman who took it upon herself to investigate wrongdoings and cover-ups in the world of atomic energy. Naturally, Streep was nominated for an Oscar, as was her co-star Cher.

"Silkwood" (1983)

The movie brought us the phrase “Silkwood shower,” but that legacy undercuts the message of the film and also the life of actual activist Karen Silkwood. Meryl Streep starred as Silkwood, a woman who took it upon herself to investigate wrongdoings and cover-ups in the world of atomic energy. Naturally, Streep was nominated for an Oscar, as was her co-star Cher.

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