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October 27, 2023

At the Movies: Teen dreams and adult nightmares in Sofia Coppola's ‘Priscilla'

By JAKE COYLE
AP Film Writer

Dreamily gazing at the album covers of Elvis Presley was not, statistically speaking, a rare habit among American teen girls in the late 1950s and early '60s.

But for Priscilla Beaulieu, teenage fantasy became a strange and surreal reality. Sofia Coppola's “Priscilla,” starring Cailee Spaeny, captures all the dreaminess, the absurdity and, finally, the nightmare of falling in love with Elvis.


 
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