I watched Portrait of A Lady On Fire over the weekend and my brain is on fire. It’s one of the sexiest movies I’ve ever seen and it has much less skin than an average episode of Games of Throne. This was every epic slow burn angst romance in a fanfic that I have ever wanted. But more than that, what a movie about the female gaze! I wanted a place to talk about the movie in spoilery detail. So have at it!
Synopsis: France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.