Here's Your First Look at Kerry Washington as Anita Hill

Amazing.

Update, 6/16: Are you ready? The first look at Confirmation—the HBO film about Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas—is here, thanks to, well, HBO, and Washington herself. And can we just say, we're SO EXCITED.

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Original story, 3/15: Gloria Steinem (opens in new tab). Billy Jean King. Female superheroes! (opens in new tab) Certain members of Hollywood are realizing that real-life women are just as worthy of their own movies/shows as Chevy-alien hybrids and potty-mouthed stuffed animals, and all we can say to that is, "At last!"

According to the Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab),our cover girl Kerry Washington (opens in new tab) will play Anita Hill in an HBO movie titled Confirmation. Hill, who is today a professor at Brandeis University, accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991 while he was being considered for the Supreme Court and, in the process, ignited a national discussion of victim's rights, sexism, and race relations.

Susannnah Grant, who received an Oscar nomination for Erin Brokovich, will write the screenplay, while Washington will also executive produce. There's no release date yet, but two things are certain: 1) Filming won't interfere with Scandal, and 2) We are so watching this.

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.