Stevie (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Release Date - May 31, 1978 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Canada, UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Stevie is not a he but a she--famed British poet Stevie Smith. As portrayed by Glenda Jackson, Stevie escapes her dull middle-class existence through her poetry. Though she takes many a spiritual flight of fancy, she never truly leaves the small apartment wherein all the action of the film takes place. The rest of the cast--all three of them--consists of Mona Washbourne as Stevie's aunt, Alec McCowan as her boyfriend Freddie, and Trevor Howard as "The Man." Stevie is a literal adaptation of the stage play by Hugh Whitemore; the poetic interpolations are from Stevie Smith's own works.

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poet, apartment, aunt