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Screener Squad: Colette

Justin and Davey continue exploring their new favorite genre to review together: lesbian historical biographies. This time, they’re exploring the life of famous French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, played here by Keira Knightley. Following her marriage to socialite and libertine Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars, she is encouraged to write a novel as a means of expressing herself. Things get complicated, however, when her husband decides to publish the novel Claudine under his name so the book can be ‘taken seriously.’ Colette must find a way to navigate this toxic relationship however she can, including through a steamy affair with the Marquise de Belbeuf, a French noblewoman living as a man.

You’d think this movie wouldn’t be up their alley after their tepid response to Lizzie, on top of the fact that this was made by the director of Still Alice. Well…it turns out that this is a significant improvement to both of those movies. Tune into the review to hear them rave over this compelling and incredibly well-acted movie!

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