I don’t know about you, but I’m worried that The Duchess with Keira Knightley (our generation’s greatest underbiter) just isn’t going to be enough to slake my thirst for period pieces about fashionable ladies – specifically Duchesses.
Just when I thought my craving couldn’t get any worse, I find the trailer for this, The Duchess of Langeais. I don’t know much about pronouncing French stuff, but I’m pretty sure it practically has "gay" in the title!
Antoinette is the Duchess of Langeais, a married coquette who frequents the most extravagant balls in 1820’s Paris during The Restoration, where hypocrisy and vanity reign. Upon the handsome general Armand de Montriveau’s first meeting with her, he realized it was true love. Flattered by his attentions, the alluring Antoinette orchestrates a calculating game of seduction, but she repeatedly refuses Montriveau. Despite his sincere romantic declarations, Montriveau’s passion remains unfulfilled. When the humiliated Montriveau eventually seeks his revenge, Antoinette’s love awakens. But it may well be too late for the star-crossed lovers.
Snap! I wonder if they’ll finally get it together before the credits roll. I hope there’ll be longing and unrequited passions, I’m a sucker for that shit.