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WATCH: Is The Duke of Burgundy the Lesbian Master and Servant Story of the Decade?

WATCH: Is The Duke of Burgundy the Lesbian Master and Servant Story of the Decade?

WATCH: Is The Duke of Burgundy the Lesbian Master and Servant Story of the Decade?

You'll never be late again after watching this, or will you?

TracyEGilchrist

For queer women feeling left out of the whole50 Shades of Grey dominant/submissive zeitgeist there’s an answer in the form of The Duke of Burgundy, and it looks like a much more thoughtful film than that big screen 50 Shades B.S. that’s due out on Valentine’s Day. The Duke of Burgundy features a love affair between two women in which one is master and the other servant, according to the synopsis from the American Film Institute, where the film screened earlier this year.

The film, from director Peter Strickland, stars Sidse Babett Knudsenas as a wealthy butterfly collector who engages in a psychosexual relationship with her housekeeper, played by Chiara D’Anna. Eventually the tables are turned and it’s not entirely clear who has the power. 

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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.