“I think Gloria enjoys conflict,” Gloria Steinem says about attorney Gloria Allred. “That makes her a great champion for us.”
Steinem is just one of the women interviewed in Seeing Allred, a new Netflix documentary about the famous women’s rights advocate who made a name for herself with her proclivity for the theatrical and her many high-profile legal cases.
Allred began the law firm Allred, Maroko & Goldberg in 1976 and made a career defending women from systemic and personal injustices. Allred represented Nicole Brown Simpson’s family during O.J. Simpson’s murder trial in 1995. In 1997, Allred won Melrose Place actress Hunter Tylo a $4.8 million settlement when she was fired for being pregnant. More recently, Allred is representing the 28 women who’ve accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault and/or misconduct.
The documentary, directed by Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman, follows the life of the controversial feminist figure and looks back over her four-decade career, especially in light of a new era in which abusive men are becoming more accountable for their actions.
“Rich, famous, powerful men have to understand there are rules, there are boundaries,” Allred says in the trailer, as the faces of Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and Donald Trump flash onto the screen. “They must respect those boundaries. This has got to end right now.”
Seeing Allred will be stream on Netflix February 9.