Ms. Representation: MeToo from the Medieval times

“Are you sure you didn’t dream that he raped you?” “Was the sex pleasurable?” “Perhaps you had another lover, and you are accusing this man to cover it up.” No, these aren’t comments from the internet trolls on a #MeToo testimony. These are remarks made by the prosecution in the court while interrogating a rape survivor in Sir Ridley Scott’s latest release, The Last Duel. Set in 1386, the film captures the last judicial duel ordered by the Parlement of Paris — between Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), where the former accuses the latter of raping his wife, Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer).

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