Gloria Steinem’s autobiography provided the source material for writer/director Julie Taymor’s The Glorias. The goosebump-inducing teaser trailer and photos from the 2020 drama reveal the four actresses portraying Gloria Steinem during different periods of her life.
Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson, and Ryan Keira Armstrong step into the shoes of Steinem in this biopic about the feminist icon. The cast also includes Bette Midler as Bella Abzug, Janelle Monáe as Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Lorraine Toussaint as Flo Kennedy, Kimberly Guerrero as Wilma Mankiller, and Monica Sanchez as Dolores Huerta. Sarah Ruhl co-wrote the screenplay based on My Life on the Road by Steinem.
The Glorias premieres on digital and streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on September 30, 2020.
The Plot, Courtesy of Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment:
Journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem is an indelible icon known for her world-shaping activism, guidance of the revolutionary women’s movement, and writing that has impacted generations. In this nontraditional biopic, Julie Taymor crafts a complex tapestry of one of the most inspirational and legendary figures of modern history.
The Glorias traces Steinem’s influential journey to prominence—from her time in India as a young woman, to the founding of Ms. magazine in New York, to her role in the rise of the women’s rights movement in the 1960s, to the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference and beyond.
Taymor gives us her singular take on that rare genre- the Female Road Picture, one in which the female leads do not die in the end, and where the “narrative” is not driven by romance or a bad marriage, or unrequited love or, for that matter, men. Gloria’s road story is about her “Meetings With Remarkable Women”. And that is a love story in itself.