Big Little Lies is superb tv, however with solely two seasons — and no introduced plan for a 3rd — you almost certainly have a Monterey-sized gap in your TV schedule. Excellent news, then: if female-led homicide dramas are your jam (and the way might they not be?), it’s good to take a look at the brand new film Ride or Die on Netflix.
It’s fairly widespread data that most individuals watched HBO’s hit sequence for 2 issues particularly: Nicole Kidman; and Nicole Kidman’s very fancy cardigans. It additionally helps that these affectionately titled, “hot, rich mom” actors have collectively garnered extra Emmy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards than mainly any TV forged in historical past, even when you don’t depend Meryl Streep.
Netflix’s new psychological thriller doesn’t have the star energy (or the cardigans), but it surely does have Huge Little Lies‘ feminine loyalty to the purpose of homicide, with a one, huge twist: a queer love story on the middle. The one factor lacking from Huge Little Lies? Queer illustration. For a present that has cemented itself so deeply inside LGBTQ+ iconography, BLL is surprisingly missing on this space. Fortunately, Netflix is elevating HBO one, and filling that void.
Trip or Die is a Japanese psychological thriller that provides the sturdy feminine leads, and the murderous revenge arc for a battered spouse that characterised Huge Little Lies, but additionally weaves in a lesbian love story between its protagonists. The movie is a live-action adaptation of Ching Nakamura’s manga sequence, Gunjō. It follows Rei Nagasawa (Kiko Mizuhara), a 20-something who discovers that an outdated classmate Nanae (Honami Sato), is trapped in an abusive marriage. Rei plots to homicide Nanae’s husband and declare her love for Nanae. With the abuser useless, and blood on fiercely loyal Rei’s palms, the story shortly turns into paying homage to Huge Little Lies twisty plot, with much less glitz and extra romance.
The complicated ethical implications of the act, just like the analogous homicide in Huge Little Lies, drive the plot, in addition to the precarious unfolding of Rei and Nanae’s relationship. If you happen to, like the remainder of the world, are distraught over the unsure way forward for Huge Little Lies Season 3, Trip or Die will fulfill your indulgent, murderous mother repair within the meantime. I can’t promise this movie will win as a lot essential acclaim, however it’s going to completely be enjoyable to observe.