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Keira Knightley Wants a Lesbian Sequel of Bend It Like Beckham

Keira Knightley Wants a Lesbian Sequel of Bend It Like Beckham


The soccer movie has maintained a sapphic following since its 2002 release.

Keira Knightley's latest film is sure to garner a vast queer following. Colette follows the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the author simply known as Colette. She became a literary icon with her Claudine book series, about the sexual coming-of-age of a young woman in the French countryside.

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But it's not the first time Knightley has taken on a role with such sapphic fanfare. Many find her role as Jules in the 2002 soccer film, Bend It Like Beckham to have queer undertones. Fans have long wished her character's friendship with Parminder Nagra's Jess would have evolved into something romantic, and it was even rumored that the movie was originally supposed to end this way.

In an interview with Pride Source, Knightley addressed this alternate ending with enthusiasm.

"Fuck yeah," she said. "That would've been amazing. I think they should've been (a couple) too. I think that would've been great. We need a sequel."

Well, there we have it. The ball's in your court (or whatever the soccer equivalent of that phrase would be), Parminder!

Colette is now in theaters. Watch the trailer below:

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