Here’s What We Know About the New Lesbian Anna Paquin Movie

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Well, well, well. The world is being bestowed, most gratefully, with a new big screen lesbian love story. Tell it to the Bees, starring Anna Paquin, is now shooting on location in Scotland. Here’s what we know about it so far.

  • Paquin plays the role of a doctor, and her love interest is a single mother whose marriage (to a man, for obvious reasons) has fallen apart, played by Holliday Grainger.
  • The Director is Annabel Jankel, so it looks like we’ve got a strong female-dominated cast and crew coming our way!
  • Tell it to the Bees is s period film, set in a small 1950’s British town, and is being backed by the British Film Institute. It is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Fiona Shaw.

We recommend that you read the novel before the film is released, and you’ve got plenty of time, as there is no release date yet. Here is a synopsis from Serpent’s Tail Books:

A secret love which has a whole town talking… and a small boy very worried. 
Lydia Weekes is distraught at the break-up of her marriage. When her young son, Charlie, makes friends with the local doctor, Jean Markham, her life is turned upside down. 
Charlie tells his secrets to no one but the bees, but even he can’t keep his mother’s friendship to himself. The locals don’t like things done differently. As Lydia and the doctor become closer, the rumours start to fly and threaten to shatter Charlie’s world.

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As always, AfterEllen will update you when we find out more, and obviously, we will share any sneak peaks. This looks very, very promising.

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