It’s 1883, and a disbarred lawyer is trying to make his way through some powerful chauvinistic currents. Before Lidia Poet, no Italian woman had been licensed to practice law.
Pot’s story, which takes place in Turin in the late 19th century, explores the struggle for women’s rights at a time when they did not yet exist. All the information you need to get started with The Law According to Lidia Pot is here.
Who Exactly Is Lidia Poet?
The show centers on Lidia Poet, a disbarred attorney who, along with her establishment brother Enrico and a group of like-minded malcontents, fights for the exoneration of the wrongfully accused in a sexist, patriarchal court system. Each episode delves further into a different mystery set against the backdrop of Turin’s baroque splendor in the 1880s.
Is The Law According To Lidia Poet Based On A True Story?
Sure enough, that’s the case.
The purpose of the Netflix series is to recreate the life of the Italian lady who, in late 19th-century Turin, challenged a court ruling that barred her from practicing law.
The plot summary reads: “Hopeless but proud, Lidia gets a job at her brother Enrico’s law practice and works on an appeal she hopes would reverse the court’s decision.” This made her the first woman in Italy to practice law.
Po’t’s disbarment sparked a campaign that eventually won the right for women in Italy to practice law and seek public office.
She graduated from law school in 1881, participated in “forensic practice,” assisted with tribunal hearings, and took repeated exams for the Order of Advocates of Turin, but was ultimately told that her name would not be included because it “did not suit” the office of the attorney general.
The Attorney General’s Office appealed the decision to the Turin Court of Appeal. The court deemed Pot’s inscription to be unlawful despite numerous defenses of it and noted that women have been practicing law in other countries. The state’s top lawyer argued that women’s participation was against the law and public policy.
The majority of 25 Italian newspapers sided with Pot and women’s rights advocates after public outrage.
In 1919, Italy made it legal for women to hold some public offices, and Po’t spent the rest of her life advocating for women’s rights on a global scale. In 1920, at the age of 65, Po’t became the first Italian woman to be inscribed as an advocate in Turin.
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In this “light procedural drama” on Netflix, we’ll follow De Angelis’s Po’t as she investigates crimes independently. “Lidia helps criminal suspects by looking past first impressions and preconceived notions,” reads the blurb.
“Jacopo, Lidia’s brother-in-law and a mysterious journalist provides her with information and introduces her to the hidden worlds that lurk beneath a showy Turin.”
What Are Actors In The Law According To Lidia Poet?
Matilda De Angelis, an Italian actress and singer portray Lidia Poet. She has appeared on Tutto pu succedere, The Undoing, and Leonardo so you may recognize her from those episodes. In addition, she starred as Gabriella in the Netflix movie Rose Island.
The principal cast members are as follows:
- Matilda De Angelis as Lidia Poet
- Eduardo Scarpetta as Jacopo Barberis
- Pier Luigi Pasino plays Enrico Poet
- Dario Aita as Andrea
- Sara Lazzaro as Teresa Barberis
- Nicolo Pasetti as Louis
- Mia McGovern Zaini as a Young Lidia Poet
- Gionathan Montagna as Direttore dell’opera
- Matilde Vigna as Anita Tosetti
- Riccardo Leto as Judge
- Sinead Thornhill
The TV-MA rating indicates that the historical drama is appropriate for viewers 18 and over. This classification reflects the coarse language, sexual content, smoking, and nakedness. You should probably avoid watching this show in front of young viewers.
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