Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has given the makers of “The Lego Movie II: The Second Part” permission to use her image in the upcoming film.
That’s right: one of the greatest legal minds in human history contains multitudes (of Legos.)
The criterion “Lego” producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord set for cameos in sequel to the 2014 animated hit were thus: “We were trying to think of people who should be immortalized in Lego and who seem fun at weddings,” they told BBC, sensibly.
The 85-year-old, who only recently survived her third brush with cancer, will appear in the movie alongside other such legends as Batman and Superman. Ginsburg will not have a voice part, but gave Miller and Lord her blessing, apparently saying of the offer, “That would be cool.”
The Lego movie comes on the angular plastic heels of the Ginsburg biopic “On The Basis Of Sex,” which was proceeded by “RBG,” the award-winning documentary about the Justice’s life.
It’s shocking to realize that just decades ago people couldn’t even imagine a woman on the Supreme Court, let alone a woman on the Supreme Court whose likeness also appears in an animated movie based on the inner lives of classic Danish brick toys.
But this is just one small step. When will there be enough women Supreme Court Justices in the Lego movies?
When there are nine.
Jenny Singer is the deputy lifestyle editor for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny
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