Things We Saw Today: Portrait of a Lady On Fire Lands on Hulu TONIGHT!
Let's go, lesbians!
Happy Thursday! (Yes, we did double-check that). It’s time to celebrate because one of the best films of 2020 is hitting Hulu tonight at midnight PST, in a surprising gift to anyone that loves cinema and romance. That’s right, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the lesbian art film of our dreams, will be available to stream in mere hours! Seriously, if you haven’t seen this amazing film, get on it. It’s a rapturous, intricately crafted jewel of a film and it’s also the perfect movie for times of social distancing.
— NEON (@neonrated) March 26, 2020
The film, which won best screenplay at last year’s Cannes film festival, takes place on an unnamed, isolated island in France in the 1700s. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is hired to secretly paint the daughter of a noble widow, so her portrait may be sent ahead of her to Milan. In the solitude of a nearly empty-house and desolate seashore, the two women connect and begin a passionate, life-affirming affair.
It’s a movie about the secret, hidden spaces of women; about love and loss and art. It’s about how hard life can be but how moments of love and art can be a relief and joy. It’s about hope and connection in the face of loneliness. In short, it’s the perfect movie for a time when we’re all feeling cut off from the rest of the world and we’re longing for connection.
It’s also, obviously a movie we love very much here at the Mary Sue, and you can and should check out our coverage about how This is the film we need right now; the way the movie uses music and witchcraft as motifs and why it’s so important that we call it a lesbian film. Seriously, friends, it’s perfectly shot and acted and it has art and lesbians and the ocean and everything great in the world. Go watch it!
— NEON (@neonrated) March 17, 2020
Here are some other things we saw today that are sure to ease the quarantine:
- Did you somehow miss Crisis on Infinite Earths? Well, good news, The CW is re-airing it as a full “event” in April! (via Comicbook.Com)
- Unsurprisingly, there’s been a huge spike in TV viewership while we’ve all been at home. (via CBR)
- Now THIS is Podracing! (via Polygon)
- I don’t get TikTok but I love this.
i have already watched this a million times pic.twitter.com/LHZxfZdklT
— karen han (@karenyhan) March 26, 2020
- Dogs, man. Dogs. (via CNN)
- We agree: Faith, not Bloodshot, should have been the first Valiant Comics movie hero (via CBR)
- The “Real JD” who inspired Scrubs is a real hero. (via EW)
- I STILL don’t get TikTok but …
My favorite version: pic.twitter.com/dpstb1Dl4y
— c a i t l i n (@hello__caitlin) March 26, 2020
Keep safe out there–I mean inside! What did you see today?
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