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Gloria Short Film (Full Length) – 1990 Dance

Gloria

Short Film (Full Length) – 1990 Dance

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I had to go away from these men and their companies [Paul Taylor, DV8] to do my own work, instead of their work. I have made pieces like Gloria which I consider to be my apprentice masterworks, out of the studio of Paul Taylor, so to speak. Those deep influences have provided a bridge for me to the works that are really my own.
– Douglas Wright, in a 16 February 1996 interview for Landfall
[It's] the first step to pornography.
– Women for Faith and Family Spokeswoman Connie Purdue, on the nudity in the film, before its Sunday morning TV screening on 28 October 1990
People will need to watch it with binoculars to get outraged.
– Douglas Wright's response to criticism from morals groups of the nudity on show