America’s Victoria, Remembering Victoria Woodhull
Victoria Woodhull burst onto the stage with America’s most radical reformers, reoriented their movements, and was gone. People listened to her. A congressional committee reported on her interpretation of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments. She was the first woman to run for president of the United States and the first presidential candidate to spend election day in jail. Harriet Beecher Stowe and Catharine Beecher used their cultural leverage to label her a tramp. Anthony Comstock declared war on her for distributing obscene materials. She almost brought an end to Henry Ward Beecher’s career. America’s Victoria is a biography of this enigmatic figure in American history, the daughter of a swindling father and a spiritualist mother, who remade herself several times to become a Wall Street broker, a radical reformer, and, with her third husband, a British lady of the manor. The story is told by a narrator, several commentators, and readings from Woodhull’s speeches and contemporary documents.
“Knowing about Victoria Woodhull inspires women to be daring, outrageous and creative.” – Gloria Steinem
“I am a prophetess, I am an evangel, I am a Savior, if you could but see it; but I, too, come not to bring peace but a sword.” – Victoria Woodhull
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“Victoria Woodhull was a fascinating woman, way ahead of her time, an advocate not only of women’s suffrage but of legalized prostitution, equality in marriage, and free love, by which she meant a commitment untrammeled by governmental regulations. She ran for president four times and generally lived a life unimagined by most women (and men) of her day. She is described as electrifying, larger than life, and flamboyant. Interviews with Gloria Steinem, Ellen Dubois (a UCLA historian), and others are filled with enthusiasm and admiration”. Recommended for Women’s Studies collections. – —Library Journal
“If you spliced the genes of Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Heidi Fleiss and Margaret Thatcher, you might have someone like Victoria Woodhull. – Steve Murray, Journalist
“Victoria Woodhull was a great warrior against hypocrisy.” – Professor Ellen Dubois, UCLA
“Victoria Woodhull is an important figure in American history.” – Professor Robert Fox, Boston University
What People Say
This is a fine documentary about a fascinating and little-known American, the first woman to run for President.
Every school and college library should have this excellent DVD.
This is a long overdue documentary about Victoria Woodhull. The interviews are engaging, serious and captivating
About the Director, Victoria lynn Weston
Victoria lynn Weston has produced a series of film/video documentaries whose works include; America’s Victoria, Remembering Victoria Woodhull; featuring Gloria Steinem and Kate Capshaw. And,”The Intuitive Factor; Genius or Chance; featuring Gary Zukav and parapsychologist Jeffrey Mishlove. These programs were featured on PBS Television, The Wisdom Channel and Canadian Broadcasts. As a producer, she launched the first online film festival showcasing award winning independent films, documentaries, animations from around the world in an annual Zoie Films Festival