Queer filmmakers were inevitable if they wanted to adapt ‘classics’ first, which would start with romance. And whoever started before Jane Austen. A decisive initiative by the new editorial writer / director Byrum Geisler to turn Pride and Prejudice into a modern gay love story can lead to Miss Austen turning in grave; But no doubt will earn the heart of homosexual men who have always dreamed of at a certain age. Finally to meet their swarthy Mr Darcy.
Geisler surpasses a few liberties with the original plot, but at least he is trying to protect the essence of Austen’s most famous novel.