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Kate Winslet in Joan Crawford Drag: 'Mildred Pierce' Trailer Drops, Video

Kate Winslet in Joan Crawford Drag: 'Mildred Pierce' Trailer Drops, Video

Here's a fix for Kate Winslet fans salivating for something new since the British thespian landed dual Golden Globes for her role in The Reader and Revolutionary Road and an Oscar for the former nearly two years ago. Just as the original 1945 Joan Crawford starrer Mildred Pierce -- directed by Michael Curtiz of Casablanca fame -- was a perfect marriage of a domestic potboiler and film noir, HBO's five-part miniseries of Mildred Pierce is a pitchperfect union of the right network with gay wonderboy director Todd Haynes, Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood as Mildred's spoiled rotten daughter Veda.

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Here's a fix for Kate Winslet fans salivating for something new since the British thespian landed dual Golden Globes for her role in The Reader and Revolutionary Road and an Oscar for the former nearly two years ago. Winslet dons her best Joan Crawford drag for the Mildred Pierce remake!

Just as the original 1945 Joan Crawford starrer Mildred Pierce -- directed by Michael Curtiz of Casablanca fame -- was a perfect marriage of a domestic potboiler and film noir, HBO's five-part miniseries of Mildred Pierce is a pitch perfect union of the right network with gay wonder boy director Todd Haynes, Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood as Mildred's rotten-to-the-core daughter Veda. Guy Pearce and The L Word actress and Frozen River standout Melissa Leo costar.

The original film, based on James M. Cain's 1941 novel, is revered by gay audiences for its delectable over-the-top performances and camp appeal, and with Haynes at the helm -- his Far From Heaven, a re-imagining of Douglas Sirk's melodrama All that Heaven Allows, is a masterpiece of a remake -- rest assured this Mildred Pierce is bound to surprise even the most hardcore Crawford devotees.

Judging from the trailer, this Mildred looks like absolute catnip for Winslet and Wood fans (although Evan appears to be doing a cross between Lolita and True Blood's Queen Sophie Anne, she looks right for the part).

Mildred Pierce will air in 2011. Rumor has it in March, but it is not confirmed.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.