In '9 to 5,' Parton, Fonda And Tomlin Spoke To Workers Everywhere

By Kellar Ellsworth
The stars of "9 to 5" Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton. (MuseumoftheCityofNewYork)

The film “9 to 5” starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton became a massive hit in 1980 thanks to its headliners and its forward-thinking ideas. Before women truly gained the respect they richly deserved, “9 to 5” poked fun at the misogynistic, sexist, and buffoonish male character that, unfortunately, was all too real in 1980 and still around today. Without Fonda, who helmed the production company that made “9 to 5,” the motion picture would likely have never seen the light of day. In fact, Fonda was the central reason why the film morphed into a broad comedy rather than a feminist drama. Here’s everything you wanted to know about the second most successful film of 1980!