Period pieces about queer women are in high demand these past several years considering Carol, The Favourite, Collette, Lizzie, the upcoming Vita & Virginia, and the Kate Winslet/Saoirse Ronan lesbian paleontology movie Ammonite. But first, Tell it to the Bees, starring out actress Anna Paquin as Jean -- a doctor in '50s Britain who returns to her small hometown to take over her father's medical practice and ends up falling for Lydia (Holliday Grainger), the mother of one of her patients -- drops May 3.
A beekeeper on the side, Jean invites Lydia's son Charlie (Gregor Selkirk), who's been bullied at school, to visit the hives in her garden to share his secrets with the bees. Unable to deny their attraction, Jean and Lydia enter into a forbidden love affair and soon enough have secrets of their own to tell the bees.
Directed by Annabel Jankel, the film is based on the 2009 novel by Fiona Shaw (not the Killing Eve star).
In the clip below, Charlie coaxes Jean to dance along with him and his mom. After some convincing, Jean lets go and the women eventually end up in a slow dance where their chemistry becomes palpable. Things heat up even more after Jean bestows Charlie with a gift.