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Too superficial about feminist icon Steinem in ‘The Glorias’ – Kulturnytt at P1

What kind of movie is this?

– It’s like a long lecture on Steinem’s life. Accounting, chronological, and uncritical, with various attempts to allow the girl who wore braids in Toledo to meet the gorgeous ’70s New York icon with her long hair and big pilot glasses.

– She became famous as a journalist because she launched a magazine called MS, which raised issues that were rare in the 1970s in the United States in the press. Like the abortion issue for example.

Steinem is 86 today and the story stretches from childhood to the women’s march against Trump four years ago. So the film tells part of the history of the feminist movement in the United States.

– but it won’t be nerve-wracking or deep even though the movie lasts for 2.5 hours. And some pieces from that movie can be followed up in another story about the feminism of the 1970s, the HBO series “Mrs. America.” And there I think Steinem would probably be a more interesting character from here. So I can recommend it to those who are interested in the topic.

So Alicia Vikander, how is her role performance?

-She has a tough job because there aren’t a lot of strong feelings or reactions here, I think that’s her best offshoot, and as we saw in “The Danish Girl” – a role she got a breakthrough Oscar for “What’s Beautiful”. You get a little wings with look and personality.