Apple TV+’s half-hour comedy series Dickinson, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski, will headline the third annual Tribeca TV Festival on Saturday, September 14th.
The show will be exclusively available on Apple TV Plus in the fall.
Described as a coming-of-age story that posits poet Emily Dickinson as an “unexpected hero for our millennial era,” the series, set in the 19th century, examines the constraints of society, gender and family from Dickinson’s perspective. The trailer shows a young fictionalized Dickinson rebelling against her parents, yearning for “wild nights,” a la the well-known poem.
MacDailyNews Take: Just in time for – or very close to – the launch of Apple TV+!
Saw the trailer for it… it looked painfully infused with usual PC current era tripe… made me sad that such a vibrant and amazing writer is going to be treated like another vehicle to shovel modern intersectual politically correct feminist Marxist theory, combined with a healthy heaping dose of sanitized for TV political correctness… Ugh.
Sorry but as much as I love Dickenson’s poetry… pass.
You’re right, don’t forget the millenial snark and glorification of deviancy.
This particular deviant is generally considered to be the greatest American poet. Sorry that offends you.
Her poems aren’t better than ones by Langston Hughes, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, or Sylvia Plath. I’m not sure who got to decide that Emily Dickenson’s were “the greatest”… She is certainly very impressive given her reclusive lifestyle, but I’m not sure who would be “the greatest”.
It is hard to imagine any treatment of a 19th-century woman artist in a book, film, or video intended for a 21st-century audience without discussing gender issues. In the case of Emily Dickinson, it would be impossible. Imagine a miniseries about Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and the Tuskegee Institute that never mentions race. It can’t be done. Her sex was as central to Dickinson’s life and work as race was to Washington’s.
Agree in principle, but the woke left can’t be the ones to be trusted to talk about such issues.
So far “original content” sux