do you have any movie recs for rejected princesses (or just good biopics about women)?
I haven’t watched many of these (I’ve been a little busy!), but some movies that came out recently, at least to English-speaking audiences:
- Battle for Sevastopol (on Amazon Prime in the US) tells the story of Ukrainian sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko.
- Juana Ines (on Netflix in the US) is a miniseries telling the story of Mexican nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.
- Suffragette came out last year and told the story of the UK suffrage movement from an invented character’s POV. Meryl Streep cameos as Emmeline Pankhurst. (I give it a B, I wanted it to be much more uncompromising than it was)
- I really liked Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (in theaters?), although it’s an odd duck of a movie. It certainly doesn’t get as weird and uncomfortable as the actual history involved, opting instead to be kind of a… an advocacy movie for polyamory? From a filmmaking perspective, they basically take a Lifetime movie and constantly turn it on its head, going left when you’d expect them to go right, but it still felt kind of like a Lifetime movie in the end. It’s much more about the two women than Marston himself.
Those are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head. Anyone want to chime in with suggestions?