WATCH: Madonna Dives Into Royal Family History In W.E. Trailer

Madonna‘s directorial debut W.E. has been on our radar for quite some time. The couture costumes, royal family subject matter, and the iconic lady at the helm of it all are quite appealing to our interests. Now the official trailer is here, and we can’t decide what we think.

The film tells the story of Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson, the two-time divorcee he abdicated the throne for. The 1930s wardrobe has us drooling, as does the passionate relationship between the royal and his American love. What we aren’t feeling as much is the Julie & Julia parallel storyline thing going on. The movie flips between 1930s England and 1990s New York, where a woman is seeking out the couple’s letters (in order to find herself? or love? or something?), which seems like a tired plot device at this point.

Do you agree? Watch below, and let us know in the comments:

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