Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Suffragette

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All hail Queen Meryl! Call us impartial, but we'll let you call us much worse before we attempt to hide our undying affection for Meryl Streep. We'll see literally anything that she acts in, so it's just icing on the cake when the actress pairs up with an amazing cast or script. (Although, does she really ever go wrong?)

This time around, it appears that she's done both with Suffragette. Streep may be the biggest name attached to the film chronicling the fight for the women's vote, but she's just one part of a total cinematic dream team that includes Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. The flick's trailer dropped today and it has us feeling all kinds of girl power emotions. 

And just why are we so into this movie girl group? Because Mulligan and Bonham Carter might be the only two who can outshine Streep onscreen. Well, make that almost outshine.

The trailer mainly centers around Mulligan, who plays a London mother and employee of a laundry factory, who grows tired of her lot in life and takes up with the suffragettes fighting for equal rights for women. Carter is one of her fellow Suffragettes, or, as she says "I consider myself more of a soldier." 

They do all sorts of badass things in the name of equality, like blowing up mailboxes, throwing bricks through windows and standing up to police. "We break windows, we burn things," says Mulligan in the trailer. "Because war is the only thing men listen to." Zing!

And there's Meryl. 

Oh, Meryl. She appears out of the mist like the true omnipotent presence that she is, as Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the founders of the Women's Social and Political Union. She speaks from a secret balcony to an adoring crowd, that may as well be a reenactment of any of her awards show acceptance speeches, right down to the enamored looks coming from her disciples.

"For 50 years we have labored peacefully to secure the vote for women," she preaches. "We've been ridiculed, battered and ignored. I incite women in Britian to rebellion! With that, the entire country does exactly as Meryl Streep tells them.

And we can't think of two better soldiers to carry out her bidding than Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. To join in on this dream team bandwagon, check out the trailer below.

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