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Here's Why The LGBTQ Community Is Dying To See The New Film 'Carol'

Executive Editor of AfterEllen, Trish Bendix explains why the new romantic-drama movie "Carol", which stars the amazing Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, has everyone on edge, not only the LGBTQ community.

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"Well she's just so magnetic and then her chemistry with Rooney Mara is just, I mean, in silence, there's so much silence in the film"

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Trish, welcome we're so happy to have you on our show. Ah Carol! Everyone is just freaking out about this movie. - Yeah tell us more. - Oh I can tell you all about it. - Go please, please run tell that! - Well so, I mean it's so funny because you know, it's only open right now in New York and L.A. - I know it is driving me up a tree Trish! - Everyone is just dying! - Yes. - Because it's everywhere else and that's frustrating because I want every lesbian and gay man of course to go see it because I know they will all love it and so I think that they're just you know, people are just dying to see it and they haven't released any dates yet, I don't think, for it to come out. - No they haven't, they have not! I have been, I've been, I'm this close to signing up for a fandango alert and I don't like fandango alerts but I'm about to... - He's been driven to this. - I mean it's driving to fandango. Now this is, Carol is based on a popular pulp fiction, pulp book, is it the Price of Salt? - Yeah The Price of Salt by Patrica Highsmith who's really well-known for you know The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, so very straight, although some people would say homo-erotic type books, mostly about men. And in The Price of Salt she wrote, was one of her earlier books which she wrote it under her pseudo name because she was nervous about you know, the lesbian content but at the same time she was a lesbian and wanted to write something that ended up having a happy ending because at that time all the lesbian novels, I mean you ended up killing yourself if you were a lesbian, going back to you know, your husband, or getting committed to insane asylum so there was nothing positive. - Oh yeah. - Lovely options, yeah. - And then Cate Blanchett, the delicious, divine, Cate Blanchett. - Oh yes. - Well she is just apparently she's just tearing up the screen. - Well she's just so magnetic and then her chemistry with Rooney Mara is just, I mean, in silence, there's so much silence in the film which you know, the director Todd Haynes was saying he kind of wanted to be like a closet because of 1950's everybody existed sort of within a closet like that. And so their entire relationship is so, is just shrouded in silence but that makes it hotter. - Oh my gosh, yes that sexual tension it's brilliant underneath everything. - It's insane and then so by the time that they actually both acknowledge that they are both romantically or sexually interested in the other it's sort of like this, it's a slow burn, but once it gets there you're just so excited and you're so enthralled with them, I mean it's just done so well and I think that, and especially with Cate Blanchett playing this role I mean everybody loves her. - Oh I do. - You can't go wrong.