By Matt Neglia
The first teaser trailer for Julie Taymor’s “The Glorias” has appeared online. It stars Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson, Ryan Keira Armstrong and more as it 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.
Click below to see the teaser trailer.
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, based on Steinem’s own biographical book ‘My Life on the Road.’
“The Glorias” includes a number of iconic women who made profound contributions to the women’s movement, including Dorothy Pitman Hughes (Janelle Monáe), Flo Kennedy (Lorraine Toussaint), Bella Abzug (Bette Midler), Dolores Huerta (Monica Sanchez) and Wilma Mankiller (Kimberly Guerrero).
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.
So what do you think? Having seen the film earlier this year at Sundance, I can confirm that Julie Taymor’s style and ambition is truly a sight to behold with Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander delivering two great performances as Gloria Steinem. With the film coming out before the election it promises to be timely and highly emotional. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our Twitter account.