Co-directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, Let Them Wear Towels examines the obstacles that faced women sports journalists as they fought to break in to the “boys club” of the professional sports locker room.
Through interviews with pioneering women sports journalists, audiences will hear stories of raw behavior, retaliation, angry lawsuits and remarkable resolve.
The remaining films in the Nine for IX series on ESPN will air 8 p.m. ET as follows:
July 16: Let Them Wear Towels
July 23: No Limits
July 30: Swoopes
August 6: The Diplomat
August 13: Runner
August 20: The ‘99ers
August 27: Branded
All Nine for IX films will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon the day following air. A collectible DVD gift set with all films will also be available on October 15, 2013.
Follow the Nine for IX series on twitter at @30for30 and @espnW. Fans can join the conversation with the hashtag #LetThemWearTowels