It’s 1973 and the prominent feminist Zarah Wolf has recently come home to Hamburg to work as deputy editor-in chief of the male-dominated weekly Relevant. But her return is not greeted by universal acceptance. Her erstwhile friends and co-campaigners in the women’s forum , for example, struggle to come to terms with her appointment, given that sales of Relevant are driven by a misogynistic editorial stance. Zarah’s enthusiasm for her new job is nonetheless undiminished.
Her attempt to change the sexist cover of the current issue is met with dogged resistance and thwarted by editor-in-chief Hans-Peter Kerckow. He is annoyed by the publisher Olsen’s decision to engage a women’s rights activist to work on his magazine. Within the editorial team, Zarah is initially an outsider. Her only ally is Olsen’s daughter Jenny, who joins Relevant as an intern at more or less the same time.