Gloria Allred is no stranger to exploitative men in power, which is fitting for the current climate. As a civil rights attorney, with focus on women's rights, Allred's job has been to protect women and be the voice for those who aren't heard, and her career has spanned over four decades, all in the fight for women to get justice. With a February release on Netflix and in the midst of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Seeing Allred couldn't have come at a better time.
Allred is not unknown by any matter of means and, despite representing all women, has had her fair share of cases whereby she's fighting for women against rich, famous and powerful men. Her resumé of cases include: the O.J Simpson trial, where she represented Nicole Brown's family; one of the many Anthony Weiner sexting scandals, where she represented porn star Ginger Lee; she was the voice for 33 of Bill Cosby's accusers; as well as having taken on Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein. In short: Gloria Allred does not back down. And nor should she be expected to.
Despite being a Netflix Original, Seeing Allred will premiere later this month at Sundance Film Festival, but the final cut is yet to be finished. The documentary's team wanted to ensure that, with new allegations and information emerging each day, Seeing Allred was as up to date as possible prior to its release. Sundance's director of programming, Trevor Groth, told Hollywood Reporter: “The filmmakers did notify us that they were going to continue shooting to add to the documentary as all of the allegations were breaking. So, there is a real sort of timely quality to that film.”
The documentary's directors are Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman, who also appear in the producer credits alongside Marta Kauffman (co-creator of Friends), Robbie Rowe Tollin and Hannah KS Canter.
In a statement, Gloria Allred said of the documentary: “I feel fortunate that Seeing Allred captures my passion and battle for justice for many victims of injustice. The courage that my clients demonstrate, in speaking truth to power, inspires me every day as we fight together.”
You can see the trailer to the much-anticipated Netflix arrival here: