America’s Girls

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Publisher:
Texas Monthly

America’s Girls

5.0/5

Critic Rating

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad burst onto the field back in 1972—the same year Title IX passed, the same year Deep Throat came out, and a year before Roe v. Wade. Sarah Hepola digs into the untold stories behind the global pop culture phenomenon, from the stripper who allegedly inspired the squad's creation, to a scandalous Playboy cover shoot that was actually a battle over fair wages, to the ongoing debate about sexuality and women’s bodies in a post-#MeToo world. The result is a vibrant mix of history, cultural criticism, and storytelling, featuring interviews with New Yorker writer Jia...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Mara Davis • Paste Magazine Dec 19, 2022

"Sarah Hepola presents a revealing audio documentary explaining the squad’s origins..."

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Score: 5

Jillian Capewell • Huff Post Dec 8, 2022

"...examining the contradictions inherent in the organization while still celebrating it and honoring the women who contributed to the squad. This illuminating show, peppered with charming interviews, is one worth cheering for."

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Score: 5

Lizz Schumer • Good Housekeeping Feb 23, 2022

"...plenty of firsthand stories, cultural criticism and lots to love even if you're not a Cowboys fan."

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