A Gender-Swapped Trailer For A Controversial Oscar Nominee Is A Film I Would Loooove To See For Real

Yeah, yeah, I know "The Wolf of Wall Street" is based on a true story and that's why there are so many more male characters than female characters and that's just how Wall Street is and all that jazz. But how cool does this version look? I thought the original version of the film was good — don't get me wrong — but the wealthy-playboy-misogynistic-d*ckhead story isn't exactly new. When you do something as simple as flipping all the characters' genders, the end result is a new kind of story full of characters that we haven't exactly seen a million times before.

A Gender-Swapped Trailer For A Controversial Oscar Nominee Is A Film I Would Loooove To See For Real
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Growing up in Virginia, Dominique Meeks Gombe idolized her family physician — a young Black woman who inspired Meeks Gombe to pursue her passion for chemistry.

While Meeks Gombe began her career working in an environmental chemistry lab, after observing multiple inefficient processes in and around the lab, she took the initiative to teach herself to code in order to automate and streamline those issues.

That sparked her love for coding and imminent career shift. Now a software engineer at Capital One, Meeks Gombe wants to be a similar role model to her childhood mentor and encourage girls to pursue any career they desire.

"I'm so passionate about technology because that's where the world is going," Meeks Gombe said. "All of today's problems will be solved using technology. So it's very important for me, as a Black woman, to be at the proverbial table with my unique perspective."

Since 2019, she and her fellow Capital One associates have partnered with the Capital One Coders program and Girls For A Change to teach coding fundamentals to middle school girls.

The nonprofit's mission is aimed at empowering Black girls in Central Virginia. The organization focuses on designing, leading, funding and implementing social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods.

Girls For a Change is one of many local nonprofits that receive support from the Capital One Impact Initiative, which strives to close gaps in equity while helping people gain better access to economic and social opportunities. The initial $200 million, five-year national commitment aims to support growth in underserved communities as well as advance socioeconomic mobility.

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This article originally appeared on 08.30.14

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