You smell like biscuits. Of all the details comprising Tallie and Abigail's first kiss in Mona Fastvold's The World to Come , this reaction, which comes from Abigail, may be the most surprising and disarming — moreso, even, than the fact that it's a kiss between two married women in 19th-century America. It's a covert but not wholly unexpected gesture between wives whose passions seem only to spring to life while their husbands are away. It's a surprising line, in part, for containing so much. You smell like biscuits: like comfort, like domestic life, like women's work, like the familiar. Like — stripped of the implicit insult — a wife. [ Stream on VOD ] Related Reviews Vanessa Kirby, Your New Summer-Movie Action Hero 50 Essential LGBTQ Movies Related Reviews #FreeBritney: Understanding the Fan-led Britney Spears Movement The Beatles in India: 16 Things You Didn’t Know Which is what Tallie ( Vanessa Kirby ), married to Finney (Christopher Abbott), is trying her best to be, given the circumstances, just as Abigail (Katherine Waterston), married to Dyer ( Casey Affleck ), is attempting the same, and similarly having a tough time with it, though the circumstances are not the same. Abigail… Read full this story
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