Thursday, July 05, 2007

Pride & Lezjudice

Hello, how did I not know there was a lesbian storyline in “The Jane Austen Book Club?” (Clearly I haven’t been reading Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. closely enough.) I checked out the trailer yesterday and had a “My God, did I just see two women in the tub?!” moment where I thought I had on my gay goggles and was imagining a Sapphic scenario. But, no, later in the trailer, bam!, unmistakable girl-girl goodness. Don’t you just love it when lesbians pop up in the most unexpected places? (Innuendo intended, it’s just so much more fun that way.)Maggie Grace, who clearly read the rule about lesbians and hatsThe film (opening Sept. 21) is an adaptation of the best-selling book by the same name about five women and a man who gather to discuss Jane Austen’s fiction and realize their lives are like a 21st century version of her novels. The cast looks great: Maria Bello (love her!), Emily Blunt (her, too!), Amy Brenneman (ditto, et al), Kathy Baker and Lynn Redgrave. Lost’s Maggie Grace (don’t know her, but I’m sure I’ll find a way to love her) plays Allegra, the lesbian daughter of Brenneman’s character. Heck, I don’t even care that she is named after an allergy medication. I just care that for about four seconds in the trailer she plays doctor with her girlfriend. You saw the stethoscope, right? I know I did.A lesbian a day keeps the doctor...in bed, apparentlyThe trailer looks pretty good. It mixes lightness and laughs with lust and loneliness without even a smidge of the “we are mysterious creatures aren’t we”-pretentiousness wafting through the trailer of that other film out now with a killer ensemble cast (Yes, “Evening,” this means you). Plus, it’s a whole movie about a bunch of women who read books. Hell, what’s not to love?Reading is sexy

8 comments:

eric said...

something to look forward to!

slacker said...

I'll definitely see it, but Kathy Baker was looking frighteningly like Olympia Dukakis in some of those clips. For some reason, that was sunsettling to me.

Anonymous said...

Maggie Grace is cute enough to love her.

Heather Anne said...

It was a really cute book. The trailer looks like the film will do it justice. I love me some Jane Austen.

in2thesun said...

Thanks for the clip. The movie looks promising. And I always liked Jimmy Smits in "NYPD Blue". Is it me only but.... is Amy Brenneman slightly reminiscent of Jennifer Beals?

huh said...

Funny, I didn't like the book (although I love Jane Austen) but the movie looks nice. I might end up seeing it. It'll be weird to see Marc Blucas in anything other than Buffy though. I don't care how big a mustache he grows, he's always going to be Riley (ugh).

nycrouge said...

Would that be Shannon from Lost playing the lesbo part??

Anonymous said...

I just finished to book and I loved it. I was pissed off at first at Allegra's evil girlfriend Corinne, but then at the end there's that nice little note about a whole different story between her and Dr. Samantha Yep!