LFG has become an iconic catchphrase for the American women’s soccer team in recent years. The four-time World Champions have become icons, synonymous with sporting excellence and resilience. This inspired director Andrea Nix Fine to film a documentary about their legal fight for equal pay. We take a closer look at this movie as well as explaining what LFG means in sport.
What does LFG mean in sports?
LFG stands for “Let’s f****** go” in sports. This phrase is most famously known as the rallying cry of the American women’s soccer team.
Other sporting icons such as former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also use the phrase. He posted an Instagram with the caption “ALL CAPS:LFG” when he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in 2020, much to the dismay of Patriots fans.
However, LFG is now also the title of a documentary about the women of the American soccer team, and their legal fight for equal pay.
What is the LFG movie about?
LFG is a documentary film that is produced, written, and directed by Andrea Nix and Sean Fine. The programme originally debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and follows the American women’s soccer team as they file a lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation, demanding equal pay.
We watch the case evolve from March 2019, when it launched on International Women’s Day, all the way up to the federal court ruling in May 2020.
The documentary includes interviews with soccer stars Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn and many more. This is also an intimate look at the strong relationships between the women on the team.
Where to watch LFG on streaming
You can catch the documentary on HBO Max now. The movie made its film festival debut on 17 June 2021, and dropped onto the streaming platform on 24 June 2021.