Served Like a Girl is a documentary that chronicles the lives of female veterans as they compete for the crown of Ms. Veteran America. I am proud to be an executive producer on this amazing film, which was an Official Selection of the SXSW 2017 Film Festival and was a Best Jury Documentary in the 2017 Bentonville Film Festival. It was a great opportunity to be asked by Lysa Heslov, producer and director of the documentary. I knew she would do a great job as a director, and she certainly did—Served Like a Girl has been well-received!
This is such a significant documentary that I urge you to see for its important subject matter. It is so important to finally have a film that focuses on female veterans who have bravely served our country, and the difficult path they have after returning home. It’s a subject that gets little attention, and I wanted to participate in helping to give a voice to these incredible women.
These female veterans, who were wounded in action as soldiers serving our country in Afghanistan and Iraq, struggle with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, divorce, serious illness, and sexual abuse. Lysa’s debut follows these powerful and amazing women through the Ms. Veteran America competition as they adapt to emotional, social, and economic challenges with humor and honesty.
These five women veterans have endured trauma and service, and they create a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of stranded homeless women veterans by entering into this competition.
All proceeds to the soundtrack (releasing November 11th) from Served Like A Girl, which includes songs by Linda Perry, Pat Benatar, P!nk, Gwen Stefani, Natasha Bedingfield, and Christina Aguilera, will benefit Final Salute, a female veteran focused charity.
For more information about Served Like a Girl or to get involved in supporting our female veterans, visit www.servedlikeagirl.com.