'Dickinson' To Modernize 19th Century Poet
Watch a (sometimes) prim and proper Hailee Steinfeld play the poet Emily Dickinson in the latest trailer from Apple TV+.
“I do what I want, I go where I want, I have the right to vote, I can legally own property…” Steinfeld says in the trailer as she walks around her room pretending to be a man.
Steinfeld Also Plugging Her Latest Single
In Steinfeld's tweet about the show, she included a hashtag for her new song "Afterlife," which came out Wednesday.
She also explained the cover art in a story for Rolling Stone, saying the corset she wears in the photo is meant to represent the era Dickinson lived in, when women were particularly constrained in nearly everything they did.
“She lived during a time where women were forbidden from voicing their opinions and restricted in many ways, including how they dressed. I wanted the single art to reflect this idea too so the corset has an exaggerated cinch to represent how Emily in particular felt constricted and stifled.”
Dickinson Was Largely Misunderstood By the Public
Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1830, and though she did spend a lot of time at home with her family, she did travel and had friends outside of her close social circles.
Many of her poems, some only a few lines long, gained popularity only long after her death in 1886.
Soaking Up the Sun
The show may hopefully put to rest the idea that Dickinson was strictly a recluse in her life, and the trailer seems to show that.
'Dickinson' arrives Nov. 1.