INSPIRED STYLE FEATURING RUTH NEGGA
I know this part of the blog is called “Currently Reading” but you’ll find that as a parent, there’s not much time left to read (even though we do try hehehe), so movies or anything worth watching will be featured here too. Just think of it as speed reading, and finishing a book in less than 2 hours, ok? LOL, not too bad in terms of efficiency and time saving, right? Anyway, I recently watched and loved this Jeff Nichols film called LOVING. It is based on the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a real life couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision.
Below is a little synopsis (and gorgeous photography), courtesy of Vogue.com:
“We enter the story in 1958, in rural Virginia. A woman and a man stand in an open field of grass; she is telling him she is pregnant. There is a hint of worry in her luminous dark eyes, but the man assures her that they will get married and build a home together. The opening scene of Loving, Jeff Nichols’s quietly devastating new film, feels less like a beginning and more like a happily-ever-after ending. But because this is 1950s Virginia, and the woman is black and the man is white, the story does not unfold in the way of fairy tales. For Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving—a real-life couple played in the film by Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton—the seemingly straightforward act of getting married becomes a dangerous and transgressive act.
Loving v. Virginia once and for all invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage in this country. “There was an inevitability to that couple,” says Negga. “They were like the poster couple for the future.”
And we just love POSTER COUPLES FOR THE FUTURE. Don’t you? Hope you enjoy this inspired style featuring Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton. Loving is definitely a must watch… and we love it for obvious reasons 😉