Gloria: In Her Own Words


Gloria: In Her Own Words (2011)


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This profile of feminist icon Gloria Steinem takes a look back at the years she spent as a reporter, her breakthrough exposé on the working conditions of Playboy Bunnies, and her experiences working with women during a 1969 abortion hearing in New York. The film is supplemented by archival footage and interviews with Steinem and her colleagues.


Critic Reviews for Gloria: In Her Own Words

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

The Steinem film is consistently interesting while at the same time being deferential to its subject.

Aug 13, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Uncle Barky
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One thing that the film makes clear is that Steinem was meant for the spotlight.

Aug 13, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
AV Club
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Gloria: In Her Own Words, though not perfect, is such an important documentary.

Aug 13, 2012 | Full Review…

By making us wonder what Steinem doesn't declare, we can come to a greater understanding of the complexities of the woman herself, but only if we are willing to venture beneath the surface.

Aug 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Rich as the subject is, the mix of first-person reminiscence with archival material doesn't overstay its welcome by a moment.

Aug 13, 2012
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This evocative hour doesn't lionize Steinem, but simply lays out what happened.

Aug 13, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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