Working on Wall Street isn't just a man's game, in life or on the big screen. The new financial drama "Equity" puts female characters front and center — and women who work in the industry say many of the protagonists' career struggles are true to life.
"Equity" follows veteran investment banker Naomi (Anna Gunn) as she fights to be seen as a rainmaker at her firm, bringing a tech start-up public with the help of junior banker Erin (Sarah Megan Thomas). Problems mount ahead of the IPO, and the two become embroiled in a securities fraud investigation launched by prosecutor Samantha (Alysia Reiner). The movie premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and opened nationwide in August.
Women take the lead behind the scenes of "Equity," too, writing, directing and producing the film.