Galen Summer / United States / 40 Minutes / English Language

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In the 1970s, NFL cheerleaders became a sensation on the sidelines and a constant feature of media coverage. As the number of squads grew, it wasn't long before all the skin on display caught the attention of Playboy magazine and the team management jumped at the chance for greater publicity. But when some of the women agreed to pose nude, the pictures ignited a media firestorm. In a move of stunning hypocrisy, cheerleaders from teams across the country were abruptly fired. SIDELINED is the untold story of the women at the heart of this controversy, and a timely reflection on a culture still grappling with female sexuality.