VIDEO: Lesbionic “Lizzie” Trailer Drops, Features Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny Loving Each Other and Patricide

Lizzie is brutal, historically attuned, and committed to exploring effeminate trauma and retaliation,” wrote Sarah Fonseca in her review of Craig William Macneill’s reimagining of the infamous 1892 Lizzie Borden murders, in which Lizzie was accused of axe murdering her own family.

“Macneill… refrains from watering Lizzie into a mischievous bombshell,” Fonseca continued. “Grappling with health issues, reading books aloud to her pets, and living under her father’s thumb, she’s anything but cool. Perhaps this is what makes this movie so alluring: there’s a little of Lizzie in all of us.”

Today, Roadside Attractions dropped the first trailer for Lizzie, which stars Chloë Sevigny as Lizzie Borden and Kristen Stewart as Bridget Sullivan, the maid who Lizzie may or may not have, in real life, had a thing with. Luckily this isn’t real life, it’s a movie, and they definitely have a thing:

This looks way better than the truly unfortunate Lifetime mini-series Lizzie Borden Took An Axe.

Anyway, Happy Friday!

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15 Comments

  1. Wow, uh, Kristen Stewart in a maid‘s uniform? With Chloe Sevigny as Lizzie Borden?
    I‘m very sure that somewhere, someone has written fanfic about this Lizzie Borden and the maid in the haystack thing and is now very,very happy.
    Personally, I won’t be able to deal with the bloody murder, but if I had a Heavenly Creatures kind of collection,this would certainly go in there.
    I don’t though, but I wish everyone who doesn’t mind, great enjoyment, and yay to lesbian period dramas with stellar casts!

  2. I’m conflicted.

    Part of me is like, no thank you, we don’t need any more movies about murderous queers.

    Part of me is like, we need more quality movies with lesbians.

    Part of me is peeking out from behind my fingers at the blood spatters and going NFW am I watching this.

  3. this isn’t a very intellectual addition to The Discourse but KStew’s entire head / face is so much smaller than Chloe Sevigny’s entire head / face that i thought the title image for this article & that of the linked review was photoshop

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