Janelle Monáe has somehow managed to balance her career as a Grammy-winning recording artist with her growing list of acting gigs.
While we await her upcoming film, Antebellum, to hit streaming services later this month, fans can finally see a glimpse of her starring as Dorothy Pitman Hughes in another upcoming flick, The Glorias.
Roadside Attractions just dropped the first trailer for the film that chronicles the life and work of Gloria Steinem, and in it, we see several leading ladies taking on some seriously impactful roles.
Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore take turns playing the iconic Gloria Steinem, while Lorraine Toussaint takes on the role of Flo Kennedy.
The film directed by Julie Taymor and written by Taymor and Sarah Ruhl, is based on Steinem’s memoir, My Life on the Road.
Here’s the official description:
Journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem is an indelible icon known for her world-shaping activism, her guidance of the revolutionary women’s movement, and her writing that has impacted generations. In this nontraditional biopic, against the backdrop of a lonely bus on an open highway, five Glorias trace 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 and beyond.
In her hotly anticipated new film, Julie Taymor (Frida, Across the Universe) brings her signature inventiveness and audacity to craft a complex tapestry of one of the most iconic and legendary figures of modern history, based on Steinem’s own memoir My Life on the Road. Remarkable performances by Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander steer an engaging cast with strong supporting turns from Janelle Monáe and Bette Midler. Taymor makes her own rules in this dazzling ode to self-reflection, exploring the importance of forging your own path and embracing the challenge of the open road.
The Glorias 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. It includes a number of iconic women who made profound contributions to the women’s movement, including Dorothy Pitman Hughes (Monáe), Flo Kennedy (Toussaint), Bella Abzug (Bette Midler), Dolores Huerta (Monica Sanchez) and Wilma Mankiller (Kimberly Guerrero).
The Glorias will be released on September 30 on digital and streaming via Amazon Prime Video.
Check out the trailer:
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