Anyone heard the term “Silkwood shower”? Well, this is where it came from. In Silkwood, Meryl Streep plays Karen, a plutonium plant worker, who battles against her corrupt bosses to expose safety violations at the plant. Karen is a strong, ruthless heroin, yet the outcome of her fight is not entirely successful. Streep excels in one of her most badass film roles to date and there’s also an almost unrecogniseable Cher, in the role of her butch lesbian roommate. Bonus!

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