It’s the year of The Glorias with the drop of the first trailer for director Julie Taymor’s (Frida, The Lion King on Broadway) film based on Gloria Steinem’s memoir My Life on the Road. The film features several of the real-life women portrayed in the Emmy-nominated Hulu series Mrs. America, which starred Cate Blanchett as women’s liberation foe Phyllis Schlafly and Rose Byrne as Steinem, but the big-screen story follows Steinem as a child (played by Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Lulu Wilson) through to Alicia Vikander’s Steinem from her early days with Ms. Magazine throughout the women’s movement and onward. Julianne Moore dons the signature tinted aviators as the older Steinem.
The trailer depicts Steinem working aside Janelle Monáe’s Dorothy Pitman Hughes. And Latinx and indigenous heroes including Dolores Huerta (Monica Sanchez) and Wilma Mankiller (Kimberly Guerrero), who did not get play in Mrs. America, feature prominently in The Glorias. Meanwhile, Lorraine Toussaint plays activist Flo Kennedy and Bette Midler is politician Bella Abzug.
Taymor and Sarah Ruhl wrote the screenplay for The Glorias, which will drop on digital platforms and Amazon Prime Video on September 30, according to The Hollywood Reporter.