We started Frock Flicks with a podcast way back in 2007, and we occasionally delve back into that format. These days, when we podcast, we’re more likely to have an accompanying blog post with pix that fill out the audio commentary (like for our series on The Great). But those early podcasts were for some excellent movies and shows that also deserve visuals, thus, I’m slowly going through the backlog, starting with Belle (2013). Do check out the Belle podcast for our thoughts on the overall plot, history, and, of course, the costumes!
Read all of this review of Belle (2013) here!
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I love this movie. I saw Dr Bendour Grovesnor do one of his shows on the painting. I think they decided that the portrait was by the same artist. But I really loved the movie. Dido stood up for her beliefs and her nicish cousin didn’t marry the racist.
The Mansfields, to their credit, treated Dido Belle exactly the way they would have treated a white illegitimate child, that is as a member of the family if not an exact social equal. The rest of British society was less accepting. Some guests were offended that Belle was included in social events.