Lizzie and The Handmaiden are films about women whose love (or simply lust) for one another creates a powerful catalyst that dismantles patriarchal structures. In this episode of Chick Flicks, we think only one of these films has a queer love story that works. Lizzie was directed by Craig MacNeil and stars Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. The Handmaiden is based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and was directed by Park Chan-Wook. It stars Kim Min-hee and Kim Tae-ri.
This week Bridget is into Big Little Lies, The Terror, and The Souvenir. McKenzie recommends Good Omens, Flash Forward, and What Remains of Edith Finch.
- Lizzie Borden review by David Edelstein
- The Problem with Reimagining Lizzie Borden by Tori Telfer
- Chloe Sevigny profile in the New York Times
- Lizzie review by Naveen Kumar
- “The Handmaiden” and the Freedom Women Find Only with One Another by Jia Tolentino
- New Film “The Handmaiden” Both Thrills and Feeds the Soul by Li Sian Goh
- Sarah Waters: ‘The Handmaiden turns pornography into a spectacle – but it’s true to my novel by Claire Armistead
- The Handmaiden by Laura Miller
- How Do You Choreograph a Good Queer Sex Scene? 6 TV Creators and Filmmakers Explain by Rachel Handler