With only a few films under her belt, Sofia Coppola has become one of the most well-known and well-respected female filmmakers working today. She seems acutely aware that she is one of the few women in a male-dominated industry, and even from her very first film, The Virgin Suicides, she has taken it upon herself to tell stories about female characters confronting feminist issues. It should come as no surprise then, that for her next film it is rumoured that she will adapt the Sarah Waters novel Tipping The Velvet, a book about two young lesbians living amidst the political and social backdrop of Victorian-era England.
The juiciest part of this rumour, however, involves the possible casting of the lead roles in the film. Word on the street is that Beyonce Knowles and Eva Longoria may be the ones engaging in some rather passionate love scenes together. Now that I’ve got just about every guy drooling over that image, let me ask the question… will having two attractive ladies in the film subvert the potential feminist undertones? And more importantly, does anyone really care? Tipping The Velvet was previously made into a 2002 BBC series directed by Geoffrey Sax (White Noise, Stormbreaker).» Related Link: Cinematical