Priscilla: Edward Hopper Level Design, Finger Paint Story

I understand that Priscilla’s life included a lot of isolation with intermittent bells and whistles. And that’s exactly what Sofia Coppola’s easy on the eye movie portrayed. However, this is the movie industry and I feel the story could have included more spice. I mean, wasn’t their sex life ever exciting? Even one roll in the hay passionate?

And as for the end of their relationship, sure, they had grown apart for obvious reasons-drugs, fame, fanaticism, but at least Baz Luhrman’s Elvis showed more arc and poignancy when the relationship ended.

Again, I love Coppola’s atmospheric style and for a girl like me who loves fashion, hair and make up, this movie was a great dream. Cailee Spaeny did a terrific job with the script she was given. Jacob Elordi is handsome as a hunka hunka burning love, but as written, his character was blase`. My heart needed a little more story and pop to get me to feel anything besides a dull, aching sadness.

By Goldie

Aspiring writer who has retired from the institution of education. I've written plays, three of which have been performed both in Rochester NY and here in Sarasota FL. I also write stand up and obviously, film critique. My comment section does not work, so please email me your comments at

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