At a certain point in a woman’s life, we can find ourselves at a crossroads. Particularly as it pertains to our age and what happens when we reach the period when society deems us as no longer sexy or attractive because we’re too old.
One of the things that society seems to love focusing on is whether women past their 40s should even be having sex or relationships to begin with. It’s like the clock is supposed to just stop and we can’t feel things anymore. Emma Thompson is here to show those people they are wrong in her upcoming film ‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.’
Emma Thompson plays Nancy, a 55-year-old widow who after realizing how unfilled she felt sexually in her married life, hires a male escort named Leo Grande played by Daryl McCormack to experience one night of human connection and sex in a way she never has before.
How delightful does this film look? Also, how handsome is Daryl McCormack? This is just the trailer and we’re already swooning for him. Those eyes, those abs, that accent, and the chemistry between him and Emma Thompson, we could go on and on.
Mostly, what we’re here for is this honest portrayal of a 55-year-old woman struggling to feel beautiful and sexy in a world that tries to tell her she can never be those things again. We can’t wait to watch Emma Thompson bring out such a vulnerable character like Nancy.
‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’ written by Katy Brand and directed by Sophie Hyde, is an important film and will spark many conversations. What we hope it does is make people see women in a better light. Allow us to step on the soapbox for a minute.
We really don’t want to hear any negativity about this movie. If you don’t want to see it that’s fine but as the saying goes “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Women of any age are allowed to feel sexy and want to have sex and relationships.
This stigma that older women have to just step into the shadows and no longer be seen is disgusting. If Liam Neeson who is a 69-year-old man can keep doing action flicks, Emma Thompson and many other older female actresses can play a woman who wants to experience sex. Now we know these are two totally different situations, but you get what we’re saying.
Also, we have no problem with Liam Neeson so chill. I don’t think people who pass judgment on older women realize they themselves will get old at some point and will more than likely still want to have relationships and yes sex. We hope that ‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’ will make people stop being so judgmental.