The same year we saw Mrs. America, a worthwhile miniseries about the 1970s struggle to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed, there was also this film about one of the movement’s leading figures, Gloria Steinem. She’s played by different actresses at different stages of her life, with Julianne Moore leading the cast in every way as a more mature Gloria, successful but still haunted by the expectations that every woman has to endure. Worth a look; the filmmakers cannily employ visual effects in some of the best scenes… but there isn’t much of an overall impact.
2020-U.S. 139 min. Color-B/W. Widescreen. Directed by Julie Taymor. Screenplay: Julie Taymor, Sarah Ruhl. Book: Gloria Steinem (”My Life on the Road”). Cast: Julianne Moore (Gloria Steinem), Alicia Vikander (Gloria Steinem, ages 20-40), Bette Midler (Bella Abzug), Janelle Monáe, Timothy Hutton, Lorraine Toussaint.