‘Colette’ Trailer: Keira Knightley Starts a Literary and Sexual Revolution

/Film | 7/11/2018 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Keira Knightley in a period drama! What will they think of next? But Colette may be the period drama queen’s most modern movie yet. In the first Colette trailer, the Oscar-nominated actress stars as the real-life French writer Gabrielle Sidonie Colette who goes on to become a leading literary figure and an early sexual revolutionary.

Knightley flirts with Oscar buzz yet again in Wash Westmoreland’s biographical drama, which earned accolades when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and thrust Knightley to the forefront of the Oscar race. And you can see why: all of Knightley’s talents are on display in the trailer, which shows the titular Gabrielle Sidonie Colette transform from a naïve French country girl into one of the most famous authors in France and a prominent gender-fluid LGBT figure. Knightley gets to play the young naïf, then the rebellious intellectual, and finally transforms into the sexually empowered gender-fluid icon that goes down in history.

Dominic - West - Sneers - Willy - Colette

Dominic West sneers impressively as “Willy,” Colette’s successful writer husband who recruits Colette as his newest ghostwriter. Their abusive and exploitative relationship is telegraphed in full in this footage, which really leaves no room for imagination. It’s a classic case of showing...
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