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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Portrait of a Marriage by Stephen Whittaker - BBC, 1990

With Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), David Haig (Two Weeks Notice), Cathryn Harrison, Diana Fairfax, Peter Birch, Alexander Pearce, Kathleen Byron

Melodrama detailing the real-life love affair between feminist writer Vita Sackville-West (Janet McTeer) and novelist Violet Keppel (Cathryn Harrison) against the backdrop of post-World War I England and opposition by Vita's politican husband Harold Nicolson (David Haig). Vita and Violet's romantic relationship becomes increasingly obsessive which spawns destructive feelings of possessiveness and jealousy between them. Originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC in September and October 1990.

This is the third movie I watch with Janet McTeer, and the third one in which she is a lesbian. Do we tend to profile the actors into doing the same roles over and over again? The series very TV 90s, despite the fact that this is a period piece. And to tell you the truth, it was interesting. After all, Vita was the woman who inspired one of the reference in literature, Orlando by Virginia Woolf, so she had to have been someone fascinating. The series is a little slow and perhaps over-dramatizes the relationships, but still showcases the impressive choice of two women in a time where no much choices where approved by society.

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