THE GLORIAS is a biographical drama based on the life of feminist activist Gloria Steinem.
The film addresses issues of discrimination, specifically sexism and racism. Numerous instances of both occur in the story - for instance, women are belittled and objectified by interviewers while appearing on television. In one scene, several degrading advertising images are seen, such as a woman depicted as a rug, with a man standing on her head. A woman is cat-called while at work and later sexually propositioned. In another scene, a Ukrainian taxi driver angrily berates a group of black men, calling them 'dirty' and 'lazy', and claims his country is great because its residents are all white. He is confronted about his discriminatory attitude.
There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'pussy', 'cock', 'bitch', 'asshole', 'shit', 'bastard' and 'piss'. There are also rude gestures.
There are verbal and visual sex references, including a scene in which a sexist magazine feature contains an image of a naked woman along with four penises, and the caption 'Pin the cock on the feminist'.
A female journalist is sexually harassed at work by male colleagues. Her manager propositions her, and a co-worker sneeringly suggests that she should take an undercover assignment in the porn industry. Women also share experiences of being raped and sexually assaulted.
There are numerous verbal and visual references to abortion. The main character campaigns for women's rights and is aggressively confronted by anti-abortion campaigners, some of whom display emotive images of fetuses.
There are some undetailed verbal reference to domestic abuse.