Here comes another LGBT forbidden love story. We had "Brokeback Mountain"; we had "Moonlight"; we had "Carol"; we had "Call Me By Your Name"; now we have "Disobedience" starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams. The big twist: Christians are not the bigots this time — now it's the Orthodox Jews.
The trailer for "Disobedience" (cliché much) throws out every conceivable stereotype that has become a staple of films like this ever since Jake Gyllenhaal screamed to Heath Ledger, "I wish I knew how to quit you!"
Not even the film's trailer captions were given the dignified treatment of poetic diction: "A community secluded by religion," "a woman exiled for a transgression" are just two examples amidst the flurry of glowing (and predictable) sound bites of critical acclaim that the entertainment writers could have cut and pasted from last year's review of "Call Me By Your Name."
"A transfixing consideration of love, faith, sexuality, and freedom," wrote The Hollywood Reporter. "A beautifully tense tale of forbidden love," wrote Vulture.
Based on the book by Naomi Alderman, "Disobedience" tells the story of Ronit Krushka (Weisz) and Esti Kuperman (McAdams) as the two succumb to the "love that dare not speak its name" while living in a cold and hostile Orthodox Jewish community in London that shuns them for their transgressions. At one point, according to Variety, Weisz spits into McAdams' mouth during a "long love scene," which is a slight upgrade over "Call Me By Your Name," which showed a teenage boy masturbating into a peach.
Released in foreign markets in 2017, the film will come to America's shores on April 27. It already boasts a glowing 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
So now that Hollywood has characterized both Christians and Jews as bigots while they throw half their paychecks into supporting murderous organizations like Planned Parenthood, America is just dying to see Hollywood's epic tale about a gay romance in Saudi Arabia.