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"The Glorias" Examines the Evolution of Activist and Feminist Icon, Gloria Steinem

Activist and Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem's Journey Outlined in "The Glorias"

The contribution to the modern women's movement that Gloria Steinem has offered could fill volumes, space not allotted here. Her name is synonymous and the essence of the word "Feminism." Maybe it was in her DNA. After all, Gloria's paternal grandmother, Pauline Perlmutter Steinem, was a prominent member of the National Woman Suffrage Association in the early years of the Women's Suffrage Movemet.

While that tidbit may be somewhat intriguing, Gloria Steinem's path to activism was much more a product of her personal growth than genetic code. The new film from Director Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Frida), "The Glorias," examines that genesis over the span of her childhood years to her emergence as the preeminent voice of women's rights and gender equality. The film combines the talents of four actresses to play the icon across the years, including Oscar Winners Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore. Also featured in the cast are Janelle Monáe, Bette Midler and Lorraine Toussaint.
"That's why it's so important obviously, that young women, old women, generations, men and women work together because we all have something different to bring. We need each other and I think that's the message of this film." Gloria Steinem, Sundance Festival 2020

The film made it's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews and was named one of the Best 13 Films of the festival by Variety Magazine. "The Glorias" will make it's VOD debut on Amazon Prime Video this Wednesday, September 30th.

What you've heard, what you think you may know - feminist, activist, journalist, CIA operative, Playboy Bunny - the real story behind the passion that created the icon that is Gloria Steinem is told here in "The Glorias," our #SeeHER Spotlight feature this week.

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