The first trailer for the biographical film ‘The Glorias’, based on Gloria Steinem’s memoir ‘My Life On The Road’, which follows her work as a journalist, activist and leader of the feminist movement, has been released.
As ‘Gay Times’ reports, 'The Glorias' follow Steinem and her early days at Ms. Magazine in New York, her role in the 1960s Women’s Movement and the historic National Women’s Conference in 1977.
The role of Steinem will be played by Alicia Vikander between the ages of 20 and 40, while Julianne Moore will portray her as the older Steinem.
The supporting cast includes Janelle Monaé as African-American feminist icon Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Lorraine Toussaint as civil rights advocate Flo Kennedy and Bette Midler as fellow Women’s Movement leader Bella Azbug.
In an interview, Moore said the best part about filming ‘The Glorias’ was being able to “spend some time with Gloria Steinem,” calling the activist “amazing – so smart, incredibly thoughtful, very open, unbelievably kind” and “able to speak with anybody.”
“Gloria is a true activist,” she explained. “It wasn’t until I was older that I really understood what Gloria had done and what she represented. How she was really able to assemble a collective of very diverse women’s voices.
“In the early Eighties people thought feminism was over, but now, my God, we’re dealing with third-wave feminism, which is extraordinary.”
‘The Glorias’ will premiere on September 30 on Amazon Prime. Watch the trailer below:
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