Potential Period Film Fodder: Anna of Cleves

The last time I went out---you'll note that this is significant because, ha, my state is under a stay-at-home order and practically everything's closed--I went to see Six the Musical, which imagines Henry VIII's six wives as a girl group, each wife singing a song about her troubles with the King. I went through a … Continue reading Potential Period Film Fodder: Anna of Cleves

Potential Period Drama Fodder: Sophia Duleep Singh

It's England, rainy, misty England. We are at Hampton Court Palace outside of London, one of Henry VIII's favorite palaces--but it is clear that we are well past the Tudor Era. In fact, everyone looks like they're in Edwardian garb. There's a brown-skinned woman standing outside Hampton Court Palace, wearing a large hat, next to … Continue reading Potential Period Drama Fodder: Sophia Duleep Singh

Potential Period Film Fodder: Mary Bowser

When I first read Alyssa Cole's An Extraordinary Union, which is a historical romance about a free black woman spy named Ellen Burns who is sent to a Confederate household in Virginia during the Civil War to work undercover as a slave, I noticed in the author's note that Cole took much of her inspiration … Continue reading Potential Period Film Fodder: Mary Bowser

Potential Period Drama Fodder: Umeko Tsuda

For at least a few weeks, with some exceptions, I will be blogging about awesome historical figures who would make EXCELLENT subjects for period films or dramas. Their life stories are not the typical type we are used to seeing in the Western world, but let's be honest: we need to see different types of … Continue reading Potential Period Drama Fodder: Umeko Tsuda