Quills (2000) short review

I LOVE Kate Winslet, but this movie just made me want to stick a fork in my eye.  The story of the Marquis de Sade and his relationship with a maid in an insane asylum yadda yadda.  See it if you’re interested in watching Winslet run around in a Really Period late 18th century corset for the entire movie (although I’m not sure I buy that her character couldn’t afford SOME kind of dress), but beware — it’s a whole lot of Geoffrey Rush doing his Geoffrey Rush thing.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.