Julie Taymor on what real feminism looks like

The Glorias; Lorraine Toussaint; Julianne Moore
The Glorias; Lorraine Toussaint; Julianne Moore

Lorraine Toussaint (as Flo Kennedy) and Julianne Moore (as Gloria Steinem) in “The Glorias.” Dan McFadden/LD Entertainment/Roadside Attractions

“For me, it’s the circle of life,” says Julie Taymor. What else would anyone expect of her?

As the mind behind the groundbreaking, Tony-winning theatrical production of “The Lion King,” as well as films like “Frida,” “Across the Universe” and “The Tempest,” Taymor’s entire career has been steeped in storytelling.

Her new film, which she co-wrote and co-produced as well as directed, is no different. Based on Gloria Steinem’s memoir “My Life on the Road,” Amazon Prime’s “The Glorias” depicts one remarkable life told non-linearly and through four remarkable actresses, including Oscar winners Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore. Bette Midler and Janelle Monae also star. The director appeared on “Salon Talks” recently about her latest larger than life project. You can watch the interview here or

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