The Glorias – Movie Review
Director: Julie Taymor
Writer: Julie Taymor, Sarah Ruhl (Screenplay)
Writer: Gloria Steinem (Book)
- Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
- Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider)
- Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures)
- Ryan Kiera Armstrong (The Tomorrow War)
- Lulu Wilson (Annabelle: Creation)
Plot: The story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s itinerant childhood and its influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide.
Runtime: 2 Hours 27 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Glorias starts as we meet Gloria Steinem a young girl that sees her family struggling through life. We jump to different eras of her life, where she tried to make an impact in the journalism world. She must learn the system before finding out that she needs to help push through the change.
This does jump between the different time eras, showing the different challenges Gloria overcame. Which can see her talking to different versions of herself that made those big decisions. All of these moments show how Gloria was involved in the women’s rights movement worldwide.
Verdict on The Glorias
The Glorias is a biographical drama following the life of Gloria Steinem. She helped in the major women’s rights movement, inspiring women from different backgrounds to stand up. Her story is important and inspiring.
However, the movie doesn’t get enough of what she achieved over. Jumping between the different ages leads to more confusion at the moment we are following. Focusing on a couple of bigger moments instead of showing what ended up changing. The performances on the other hand are great, using the different actresses to play different eras of her life.
Final Thoughts – The Glorias is an important figure to get a movie, only it has a couple of confusing storytelling choices.