Mama Gloria invites you into the world of role model, charm school founder and powerful trans activist, Gloria Allen.
Born in 1945 and growing up in Chicago, Allen lived through many pivotal moments in the trans and civil rights movements. From Australia’s Sissy Ball scene in the 1960s to her very own charm school designed for young trans women who were learning to navigate the world, Allen is the epitome of a trailblazer. Mama Gloria charts the ups and downs of Allen’s life, showcasing a woman whose inimitable spirit allowed her, and all those in her path, to flourish.
Luchina Fisher’s big-hearted documentary—as magnanimous as Gloria Allen herself—leaves us revelling in the presence of a true icon.