and uh yeah
rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying
Plus she developed ovarian cancer that was most likely caused by radiation from the HUNDREDS of hours spent using x ray crystallography to ascertain the structure. She literally worked herself to death to be a footnote in most genetics textbooks.
Guys, I watched this on my last plane flight because I had a vague sense from Tumblr that it had some cool lady relationships AND TUMBLR WAS NOT WRONG.
What a gorgeously feminist re-telling of this story, my gosh. I can’t believe it was made into such a mainstream movie! All the layers of loss and harm and vengeance and who you end up caring for and what true love really means.
(Other things I can’t believe include: Angelina Jolie’s FACE.)
All of this, IT WAS SO GOOD.