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Film / Carrington

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1995 biopic written and directed by Christopher Hampton, about the life of historically overlooked English painter Dora Carrington (played by Emma Thompson) and her relationship with the writer Lytton Strachey (played by Jonathan Pryce).

Provides examples of:

  • But Not Too Gay: The film shies away pretty awkwardly from definitively saying whether or not Lytton slept with Partridge.
  • Driven to Suicide: Carrington, after Lytton's death.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Carrington prefers to go by her last name since she thinks "Dora" is pretty ghastly.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Lytton and Carrington's relationship in a nutshell.
  • Meet Cute: When they first meet, Lytton mistakes Carrington for a teenage boy.
  • Nature Abhors a Virgin: Carrington's older friends pressure her to give it up to her boyfriend because they're bitter that they couldn't get any at that age.