Karla Peterson: New Helen Reddy biopic is timely, watchable and frustrating

Within the first 15 minutes of “I Am Woman,” the new biopic on the Grammy-winning singer Helen Reddy, our heroine is harassed and belittled by a record company executive (“I can’t do anything with a female singer,” he says, after offering her a cocktail and invading her personal space); harassed and underpaid by a nightclub owner (“They’re men, they’ve got families,” he says, when she wonders why the guys in her backup band are being paid more than she is); and haunted by her own worries that she is being a terrible mum to daughter Traci.Sexual harassment. Income inequality. Working-mother gui…

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