As the Savannah-shot film, "The Glorias," prepares for Sept. 30 debut on Amazon Prime after the coronavirus pandemic shifted release schedules, new images of the Gloria Steinem biopic were released on Wednesday.
PEOPLE debuted the images on Wednesday with new looks at stars Julianne Moore, Janelle Monae, Alicia Vikander and Better Midler featured. Also co-starring Lulu Wilson, the film follows Steinem’s rise into the public realm — from her time in India to the founding of "Ms." magazine and her role in the women’s rights movement in the 1960s through the National Women’s Conference in 1977.
Moore and Vikander will be playing the feminist icon at various points in her life.
"Gloria is a living leader," the film’s director Julie Taymor told PEOPLE. "A hero because she carved out her course in life against many odds and made it work for herself and for millions of women.
"Her humility, her ability to listen, her humor, her ease with she moves across cultural, racial and gender lines. She is the Great Communicator. I love her positive attitude to conflict. She is always looking to 'the upside of the downside' and one of her great expressions is, 'The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.'"
After a world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, multiple national publications raved about the movie, including The Hollywood Reporter which said "the focus on Gloria’s loving friendships and sharing of knowledge with these women makes the film as much about Steinem’s humanity as her politics."
The production came to Savannah in late 2018 and filmed through early 2019, featuring multiple local industry workers and actors such as students and graduates from SCAD along with industry legends such as costume designer Sandy Powell.
The film was also one of the projects cited in the annual Savannah Regional Film Commission report for last year, which showed that entertainment projects in the Savannah area led to $266 million in local economic growth.
"The Glorias" will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime on Sept. 30.
See the new images at PEOPLE.
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