When news first broke that Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan would be starring together in a historical lesbian movie, fans were jumping out of their computer chairs in anticipation of more info.
We still don’t have much, BUT filming has begun, and we can at least get a first glimpse at what the two will look like in their roles in the period piece.
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan on set of their upcoming film Ammonite as lovers this is not a game I don’t know how to cope pic.twitter.com/YAjGSIzLDj
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Ammonite is set in 1840s England, and tells the story of Mary Anning (played by Winslet), a fossil hunter who is credited with making key scientific discovers in the Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel.
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— Saoirse Ronan (@saoirsearchives) March 11, 2019
The film sees Anning and another young woman (Ronan) developing an intense relationship by the sea.
Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet on set ''Ammonite'' movie. pic.twitter.com/rbWPBou6jD
— best of saoirse (@ofsaoirseronan) March 12, 2019
While the relationship is possibly fictionalized (as parts of all historical movies generally are), Anning never married and was never noted as being in a heterosexual relationship, leading to some speculation that her close relationships with women were of a particularly intimate nature.
Sneaky visit to Lyme Regis on the bus to see the film set (Ammonite) - there’s a story behind it but I’ll keep that to myself ! pic.twitter.com/WI9wtAryBg
— Darren Rogers (@1965Djr) March 9, 2019
Ammonite is being directed by God’s Own Country director Frances Lee and is set to be released later this year.