We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know how blessed we would be.
Non-problematic faves Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Helen Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway have combined their powerful screen presences for Ocean’s 8 and the new trailer delivers more anticipation than, well, anticipated.
Namely, there are many moments in which I wonder “Is Sandra Bullock going to kiss her?”
This happens with (of course) Carol co-stars Blanchett and Paulson, so clearly Ms. Bullock has a thing for blondes. (Weirdly, all of my girlfriends have had it bad for Sandy, so despite never having played queer, I read her as lesbian-adjacent.)
That being said, I feel Ocean’s 8 will likely be an opportunity for subtext and perhaps a cheeky Sapphic scenario but not any full-on gayness, which is a truly missed opportunity, should that be the case. (And I’m sure it will be. Because Hollywood is already so stupidly weird about giving women their own heist movie, even when it stars a ton of GOATs passing the Bechdel Test. There’s a guy directing it, too.)
My initial complaints aside, Ocean’s 8 is coming to theaters this summer, starring A-list women whose faces come really close to touching.