Over the years, Hollywood has become more flexible when it comes to portraying same sex relationships onscreen. Brokeback Mountain, Milk, Better Than Chocolate, My Own Private Idaho, Blue is the Warmest Color; the list goes on. New to the list is the much anticipated film, Carol, which stars Academy Award winner, Cate Blanchett, and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara. The film tells the story of Therese, (Mara), a young Manhattan store clerk who falls in love with an older married woman name Carol (Blanchett).
For those who aren’t familiar, the film is based on Patricia Highsmith‘s scandalous 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. If the trailer below is anything to go by, we can expect stellar performances, a stylish wardrobe, and a retro soundtrack. The film will be released sometime in November, just in time for award season. Is that another Oscar nomination we hear for Blanchett and Mara?