Women support women at a time before the value of female athletic talent was routinely recognized and appreciated. The league isn't integrated, and in one scene we see that there are women of color who would have been excellent ball players. Major themes include compassion and teamwork.
Positive Role Models & Representations
A player incurs a large bruise after sliding into a base. Teammates fight, but no one is injured. The war's effect on the home front leads to some tense moments.
Men admire the girls in their skimpy uniforms. "All the Way Mae" pursues dates and exploits her feminine charms.
"S--t," "ass," "bitch," "bimbo," "goddamn," and "kiss my ass." The coach says that an ump looks like a "penis with a hat on."
The coach drinks a Coca-Cola.
Ease of Play
Jimmy Dugan is frequently drunk; references to his being fired in the past for drunken behavior. Players smoke cigarettes. Shy Marla belts out a tune on stage when her teammates give her alcohol.