The highly anticipated Little Women trailer is finally here and oh is it good. Ever since we heard that the magical Greta Gerwig was going to take on one of the most beloved novels of all time everyone has been waiting with bated breath for photos from the set, trailers and really any artifact we can find. And then when we heard about the all-star cast including the could-be-a-cult-leader-if-he-wanted-to-Timothe Chalomet and the every beguiling Saoirse Ronan as well as the always wonderful Emma Watson, Laura Dern and an up and comer to keep your eye on named Meryl Streep had signed on we literally lost our minds.
Well, the trailer is finally here and it has exceeded our expectations. This is not your typical Little Women. Though the 1994 version starring then it-girl Winona Ryder and a not-so-well-know Christian Bale will always hold a special place in our hearts, it is going to have to make room for this version.
Gerwig has decided to portray the March sisters as ambitious feminists who were a bit ahead of their time. Jo March always felt out of place in that she didn’t see herself as a wife and wanted to write and make her own way in the world. But in this version Ronan’s Jo insists that a woman’s role should not only be a nurturing mother and wife but an aspirational careerist as well. Amy (Florence Pugh) is also seen as wanting to be the best artist there is.
We see a glimpse of impassioned speech by Ronan and it may just bring you to darn tears. “Women, they have minds, and they have souls, as well as just hearts,” Jo insists. “And they’ve got ambition, and they’ve got talent, as well as just beauty. I’m so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for. I’m so sick of it.”
The more traditional Meg points out to her sister that being a homemaker does not make her the opposite of a feminist. “Just because my dreams are different than yours, it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant,” Watson’s Meg tells Jo.
Plus we see her chemistry and refusal of bestie Laurie’s (Chalet) love and it is going to be so tough…but also so hot. Let’s just make a movie about them!
In other words, this is going to be one of the biggest films of the holiday season. And it may just keep that prairie chic fashion trend going a bit longer as the trailer gave us some great dresses and all the bonnets Miss Muffet could have ever imagined. Get ready for high collars, puffy sleeves, high buns, and lace up boots. You can wear them when you go to see the film.