What is Evan Rachel Wood's new movie Allure about, exactly?
Although Laura works as a house cleaner for her father's company, her personal life is not so pristine. Rough around the edges, looking for love in all the wrong places, her behavior points to hardships of the past. One day Laura meets Eva, a quiet teenager who is unhappy with her disciplined life. In Eva, Laura rediscovers an innocent tenderness. In Laura, Eva finds a thrilling rebel who can bring her into unknown territories. Their mutual attraction soon morphs into obsession.
Some people are complaining that Laura, ERW's character, is a psycho/depraved lesbian stereotype. ERW disagrees:
The character of Laura does not identify as gay straight bi or anything. She sleeps with men and women and is a predator, period. https://t.co/rPkGyWpOMk— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) March 15, 2018
Also, perhaps you should see the film first. People of all sexualities can be abusers, but their sexualities do not make them so.— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) March 15, 2018
Trish Bendix, formerly of After Ellen (aka the site that gave a glowing review to The Kids Are All Right), has also come to the movie's defense:
The new film #Allure, starring @evanrachelwood & @JuliaSarahStone, is a portrait of this very real scenario. And it's not the gross and gratuitous "psycho lesbian stalks and terrorizes a young girl" story we've all seen and fear seeing over and over again https://t.co/0XXQEemiPb— Trish Bendix (@trishbendix) March 15, 2018
* The movie was written and directed by two men, Carlos and Jason Sanchez.
* Laura's character was originally written for a man.
ETA: in case you're not familiar with the psycho lesbian trope, let TV Tropes educate you!
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ontd, are you going to watch this lifetime motw?