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Cate Blanchett and riot grrrl pioneer to star in 50s-era lesbian film ‘Carol’
Apr11

Cate Blanchett and riot grrrl pioneer to star in 50s-era lesbian film ‘Carol’

LAST UPDATED // Friday, 11 April 2014 10:23 Written by // Sabine Brix

Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and riot grrl musician and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein, will play 50s era lesbians in the film Carol, an adaption of Patricia Highsmith’s novel.

Written in the heyday of lesbian pulp fiction, The Price of Salt, originally titled ‘Carol’ was a popular 50s novel by Patricia Highsmith who went under the pseudonym Claire Morgan.

The film is to be directed by Todd Haynes (I am not there, Velvet Goldmine) and will star Cate Blanchett as Carol, a socialite who meets and falls for the younger department store clerk Therese played by Rooney Mara.

Carrie Brownstein, renowned for her involvement in the riot grrl movement through fronting Sleater Kinney, and also for penning and acting in the TV show Portlandia, will play a woman who has an encounter with Therese.

Shooting will begin this month - it's one film we don't want to miss!

 

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Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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