I’m a couple days late to this, but here’s the trailer for HBO’s forthcoming miniseries “Mildred Pierce,” a remake of the 1945 movie starring Joan Crawford. HBO’s version will star Kate Winslet in the title role, as well as Evan Rachel Wood and Guy Pierce in the roles of other white people. I’m sure the series will be well done, but if there’s anything I like less than stories about white people in high society, it’s period pieces about white people in high society. And judging by the trailer alone, “Mildred Pierce” is loaded with all the most exciting trappings of a period drama: Opera! Pearls! Pencil mustaches! Women in veils! Cigarette holders! Boredom with opulence! Why, the unspoken tension between white people in this video is almost enough to make The English Patient look like Remains of the Day.
Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood in 'Old-Timey Wealthy White People'