An English Trailer just dropped and OMFG, I just can’t right now!
This scene is of course straight out of the pages of the book. Look at that fake innocence (Not a spoiler since the trailers now give things away) on Maud’s face!! Totally screams that incredible scene in the book! You know which it is. It was the____ and the ____ that they _____ _____.
From what I am gathering in the trailers, Mr Park is just going to fill in the blanks that the book left out due to their intensity. We were told only that Maud ‘entertained’ her Uncle’s Gentlemen friends, but apart from reading books, we were pretty kept in the dark. We never knew what RFR was up to while we were with the girls at Briar seeing as the story was told from their POVs. So I understand that this movie overs those POVs we never got to know in the book, and I love it!
I mean this means that we get to enjoy Maud and Sue’s story from yet another perspective! How cool is that?! A love story told from three different perspectives! Never in the history of fiction and entertainment has that ever happened!
And I thought Fingersmith was legendary from just two perspectives!
And hopefully, this will shave off some worry most people seem to have thinking that The Handmaid/Ahgassi/The Handmaiden (How many titles does this movie have!?!) will not have yuri! Yeah, I don’t know why they think that despite what evidence we have in trailers and other promo material. All the director said was that he would focus more on RFR! He was the third most important character and I have to agree (even if it pains me to) that he was kinda, given the boot in the book. I mean I was happy he was not around but still, thinking of how he was essentially the one responsible for bringing Sue and Maud together, a little more screen time wouldn’t hurt. Anyway, his fate still awaits him so…
Buuuuut back to this new Alternate English Cannes version of the trailer…
What actually went on during those hours Maud was away entertaining Gentlemen! You know…okay, wait…
If you read the book you might remember that Maud had these sexual thoughts all the time. I found it hard to believe that she would have been that affected just from books! No matter how much you read, if you don’t understand what the words mean, you can’t be that affected! I always wondered about that!
This view makes sense of that quandary! This explains Maud’s madness and obsessions with matters of eroticism! This explains everything! Why Gentleman was so pitying her to save her from her Uncle (even though money was also involved)! I feel like I am seeing gaps in the book’s story now after this different take!
OMG, what if Mr Park actually spoke to Sarah Waters, who gave him those secrets?! Now I can’t wait to see that interview with Sarah Waters about this inspired work.
Actually, I think it is more sensible to call it an extension! The story we know is still there! Every trailer scene with Sue is straight out of the book. It is the other scenes with Maud and RFR, the ones we were never told about in detail in the book that are different. This is great as far as I am concerned! Our story is till intact, the movie will probably take only potions of it to fit it into the story it is telling meaning that our story won’t be broken.
Why am I even still explaining this?
Maud looks fuckin pissed! I have a feeling there is gonna be a sea of bodies compare to the book in this movie! After what I know now those mofos did to Maud, they totally deserve it!
Interesting though, since in the book, this kind of style was more Sue’s, especially after
Being in a ‘certain place’. Now of course, reality was actually kind of funny in that Maud was the one who ended up with blood on her hands and Sue stayed as innocent as she was before the story of her and Maud begins. it is rather…funny
This book is going to have a lot of scenes that are simply going to make my brain melt, my heart shrink and my incarnation lives snuffed out all at once! I am already imagining it now. The took scene, that look Sue gives as if Maud had just said something really shocking, what if she was telling Sue to strip and join her in the bath?
Oh God…ABORT MISSION…ABORT MISSSIONNNNNNN!