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Sofia Coppola's "Priscilla": Priscilla Presley Through The Female Gaze


The trailer for Sofia Coppola's upcoming film, "Priscilla," has been released, and it offers a glimpse into how the director is telling the tale of Elvis and Priscilla Presley from a female gaze.


Based on Priscilla Presley’s 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me,” the biographical film follows her life and relationship with Elvis, AKA the King of Rock ‘n Roll.



The trailer opens with a young Priscilla (played by Cailee Spaeny) meeting Elvis (played by Jacob Elordi) for the first time. The scene is shot from Priscilla's point of view, and it captures her awe and excitement at meeting the King of Rock and Roll.


The trailer then cuts to scenes of Priscilla and Elvis's relationship, both the good and the bad. We see them falling in love, getting married, and having a child. But we also see the problems in their relationship, such as Elvis's drug use and infidelity.


Throughout the trailer, Coppola uses her female gaze to show us the world through Priscilla's eyes. We see how she is affected by Elvis's fame and fortune, but we also see how she is her own person with her own dreams and desires. This is a refreshing change from the way that Elvis and Priscilla's relationship has often been portrayed in film. In most Elvis biopics, Priscilla is either a passive victim or shown through the male gaze only. But Coppola's film shows us that Priscilla was a complex and independent woman who was capable of both great love and great pain.


The trailer for "Priscilla" is just a glimpse of what the film will be like, but it is enough to show that Coppola is telling the story from a unique and refreshing perspective. She is using her female gaze to show us the world through Priscilla's eyes. Coppola is a gifted filmmaker with a keen eye for detail, and she is sure to bring her own unique vision to the project.


Watch the full trailer for “Priscilla” below.



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