Colette was one of the first modern female writers I really fell for, and I'm over the moon with excitement for the new film adaptation of her classic novel, Cheri, starring the luminous Michelle Pfeiffer. The story depicts the relationship between an older woman, Lea, and her lover Cheri. I have always had a thing for the younger man/older woman dynamic [think Harold and Maude -- another of my favorites!].
Colette herself was an amazing woman, truly the complete package: a prolific, insightful writer, a fashionable, flamboyant performer, and a passionate lover of men, women, and life in general...
Colette, painted by Jacques Humbert. ca. 1896.
Colette, dramatic in drag.
Colette in a publicity still for Rêve d'Égypte
Colette, in her younger days.
The later years...
Some lush stills from the upcoming film:
If you're local, Cheri will be playing at Circle Cinema in Tulsa...wanna join me??