“You never would have been born.”
It took four actresses to play Gloria Steinem over the years. While the film was about an engaging figure and it had a decent story and was made by a competent filmmaker (Julie Taymor), I will gladly point out what worked and what didn't.
It painted Gloria's humble upbringing well. Her father was a dreamer and her mother had anxiety, neuroses, low self esteem, and agoraphobia (could they find an actor that could play a doctor and not pronounce it "agraphobia", though?).
Watching Mrs. America somewhat recently, I was struck by how much overlap there was. Mrs. America had Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug, while The Glorias featured a passable Bette Midler in the…