Last year may have seen Elvis Presley return to the spotlight with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, but this year sees the King of Rock and Roll’s wife Priscilla Presley getting to tell her story in A24’s Priscilla.
The movie has just become available for video on demand, and we have a new featurette of Presley actually talking about scenes from the movie and how she felt around the time. Watch this:
The film had earned mostly positive reviews, what with the spotlight finally being given to someone else who was so closely tied to the story of Elvis Presley. A lot of fans do like to point out that Priscilla was only a 14-year-old when she met Presley, and the movie doesn’t hold back when showing just how different the two were; even the height difference can feel disturbing.
Despite the critical praise, there are also some that think that the film shines a poor light on Elvis, who has a very loyal fanbase to this day. Despite this, I think that Priscilla’s story still deserves to be said, and it’s an interesting look into the toxicity that fame and first love can bring to a relationship.
The official synopsis for the movie reads:
When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend. Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla’s long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.
Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla is now available for video on demand.