In “The Glorias,” Julie Taylor’s biographical film about the life of feminist leader Gloria Steinem, Steinem isn’t played by just one woman but by four different women, including Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, as a way of demonstrating her many sides and how Steinem has had an impact on all women.
And in this first teaser trailer for “The Glorias,” we get a taste of how Gloria Steinem evolved throughout her career and of Taymor’s unique way of telling her story, with each of the four iterations of Steinem interacting together on a bus that stitches together the beats of the more traditional biopic.
“The Glorias” is based on Steinem’s autobiography “My Life on the Road” and follows her from India as a young woman to the founding of Ms. magazine in New York to her role in the to her role in the rise of the women’s rights movement in the 1960s, to the 1977 National Women’s Conference and beyond.
Steinem is also played by Lulu Wilison and Ryan Keira Armstrong, and the film also stars an array of other feminist icons, including Janelle Monáe as Pitman Hughes, Lorraine Toussaint as Flo Kennedy, Bette Midler as Bella Abzug, Monica Sanchez as Dolores Huerta and Kimberly Guerrero as Wilma Mankiller.
“The Glorias” premiered at Sundance earlier this year and was acquired by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions. It was intended for a theatrical release but due to the coronavirus pandemic will debut on digital VOD and streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Sept. 30.
Check out the first teaser trailer above.