“To be able to be in Sundance in Park City at that rally on the anniversary, to be before this group of women and men, to speak at this Respect Rally at a time when it’s so important, is very exciting,” says Gloria Allred of today’s gathering on the commemoration of Donald Trump’s inauguration and last year’s massively attended Women’s Marches across the nation. “Also having Seeing Allred, launched on this weekend at Sundance too, it’s just very encouraging,” the ferocious attorney added of the Marta Kauffman executive produced Netflix documentary.
With the Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman directed film set to premiere tomorrow, Allred will be addressing the rally on suddenly snowy Saturday morning along with Common and Jane Fonda, who also has a docu about her playing at Sundance this year. A long time fighter for women’s rights and civil rights, Allred has taken on Trump, Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein in the past year in the courts and in the court of public opinion as allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault have instigated potentially transformative movements in Hollywood.
Before today’s gathering, Allred and Kauffman, whose Fonda and Lily Tomlin led Grace and Frankie debuted its fourth season on Netflix yesterday, spoke with me about the significance of the Respect Rally and Women’s Marches of last year and Seeing Allred. As Trump’s anniversary also sees the federal government in shutdown, the duo additionally discussed the rise of the #MeToo movement, the Time’s Up legal defense fund, pay…Read More