Pop Culture Fix: Julianne Moore Plays Old-Timey Bisexual Mommi in “Mary & George”

Of Course Julianne Moore Is Having a Royal Lesbian Affair in “Mary & George”

From Killing Eve writer D.C. Moore comes a new “x-rated period drama” starring Julianne Moore. It seems the queerness of this show will generally revolve around Mary trying to weasel her son George into the king’s favor by way of his bed, but the trailer and some reviews confirm that there will be orgies and lesbian affairs and plenty for all of us to sink our teeth into. I personally here for well-dressed women behaving badly.

It seems like it won’t be a sweeping romance like Portrait of a Lady on Fire, but more of a modern-ish take on ye olden times, more along the lines of Bridgerton, or even Reign before it. Gone are the days when the 17th century is portrayed as prim and proper, we’re getting into the down and dirty details, and speculating wildly while we’re at it. I, for one, am here for it. There’s something about a woman who has 7 layers of petticoats you have to get through, ya know?

Also, the lady Julianne Moore is smooching on in the trailer is a brothel keeper played by Niamh Algar, which makes this Instagram caption very funny to me.


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Valerie Anne

Just a TV-loving, Twitter-addicted nerd who loves reading, watching, and writing about stories. One part Kara Danvers, two parts Waverly Earp, a dash of Cosima and an extra helping of my own brand of weirdo.

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