Keira Knightley Shares a Queer Kiss in Colette Clip
Keira Knightley Shares a Queer Kiss in 'Colette' Clip
The bisexual writer goes in for her first kiss with a woman in an exclusive clip from the film that chronicles her rise to fame and sexual awakening.
Colette's story of coming into her identity as a writer, a woman, and a queer icon gets the full treatment in gay director Wash Westmoreland's biopic that stars Keira Knightley in the title role.
The film begins with the Belle Epoque-era Paris sensation's marriage to the charming cad Willy (Dominic West), who runs a writing "factory" where Colette begins penning her sassy, often homoerotic Claudine novels based on her girlhood experiences that Willy publishes under his name. The film chronicles their rise to fame, their polyamorous relationship that includes her courting and bedding women, and her eventual emancipation from Willy.
In the clip, Colette catches the eye of Georgie Raoul-Duval (Eleanor Tomlinson), a wealthy American woman married to a much older man who's seemingly unaware of his wife's dalliances with women. The women parry and thrust with quips -- as it were -- until Colette gets right to the point of her visit to Georgie's home.
Colette is currently playing in select theaters. The film gets a wide release October 12.