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The 'SHE' of Wall Street

“I just could feel the characters,” Executive Producer Candy Straight told Hollywood on the Potomac. “I had friends on Wall Street. One of the characters hides her pregnancy because she’s concerned that it will impact her ability to be promoted in the next six months. I know friends of mine who went through that, hiding their pregnancies. A lot of women … including one of my friends……hid her pregnancy up to the seventh month. I have no idea how she did it because those of us who knew her, when we looked at her, we knew she was pregnant, but we probably knew she was pregnant in, let’s say, the second or third month. You sort of look at a friend differently if you know they’re pregnant. How are you doing? How’s the baby? Stuff like that. It was amazing her boss didn’t notice. It’s a good story, even if you don’t know about Wall Street. The fact that the story got me, resonated with my career and my friends’ careers, I said, ‘Hey, you know what? This makes a lot of sense. I’m going to invest in it.'” The movie is Sony Pictures Classics’ Equity that screened at NCTA in Washington, DC and is set for official release July 29, 2016.