The Mildred Pierce Remake That’s Not a Remake Will Be Faaaabulous
August 15, 2009

Facto mundo: Todd Haynes loves himself some classic Hollywood, and it shows in every frame of his Douglas Sirk homage, Far From Heaven.  Just look at this image of the always ravishing Julianne Moore and try not to have a Technicolorgasm:

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PERFECTION.  For that reason alone I’d trust this man above all other people (save for Guy Madden) to make a new adaptation of James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce.  As it served the basis for the Joan Crawford melodrama masterpiece of the same name, one would think that I should be vying for the throne of Queen of All Bitches at such a thought, but Todd Haynes writing and directing a remake of Mildred Pierce is something I can really get behind.  Yes, Mildred Pierce is a sacred cinematic text for us gays, but an openly-gay director with that sort of eye for color has got me absolutely giddy at the thought.

But who shall be his Mildred?  Let’s take a peek:

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