Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Carol's Alley

Remember when – back before we were all trapped in this endless pandemic – we were all like, OMG, “Nightmare Alley” looks like the “Carol” sequel we all need and deserve? Well, we still deserve (and especially need, after the last 18 months we’ve had) to see “Carol 2: Lezectric Boogaloo,” the new trailer makes it clear(-ish) we won’t be witnessing the perpetual sunrise of Carol and Therese. Instead director Guillermo del Toro is giving us late 40s carny creepiness with a side of psychological horror. Cate plays Dr. Lilith Ritter, a psychiatrist who is teams up with Bradley Cooper’s carny to manipulate people and cause general mayhem. It’s undeniably delicious when Cate plays evil (hello, Hela), so I’ll definitely check this one out. Also it has Toni Collette, who is great in everthing. (Though, uh, this cast is about as white as “Carol,” which insert grimacing emoji here.) Still, we see you Rooney Mara and your Therese-esque beret. And we see you Cate with your Carol Aird lipstick and bob. We’re sure this isn’t a “Carol” sequel, right? I mean, a gay gal can dream.I mean, a gay gal can dream.


Carmen San Diego said...

This is Totally a Carol sequel and that’s how I’ll choose to watch it

Panty Buns said...

I love and share the dream - and long for a happily ever after Carol Sequel ending between Cate Blanchett (Carol Aird / Dr. Lilith Ritter ) and Rooney Mara (Therese Belivet / Molly Cahill) - even if it takes a third movie with a third set of character names (perhaps having a gay female scriptwriter next time?).

Shazzer said...

You had me at "Cate Blanchette AND Toni Collette."