Merry Christmas and a happy new year, it’s Carol (2015) time. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell Harold they’re lesbians! Cate Blanchett is here to seduce Rooney Mara through the medium of glances, glove lunches and glamour. 1950s repression never looked so gorgeous but does Carol break your heart or leave you cold?
It’s one of the queer cinema classics, and Holly, Georgia and Alice are here to unpick what makes Carol great (if you’re Holly and Georgia), fairly good (Alice) or tedious (a disgruntled listener or two). Along the way the gang talk road trips, naming your children Rindi, and Patricia Highsmith’s extremely weird dinner party trick.
CN: Strong language, spoilers.