Emma Thompson Searches For Good Sex in "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande" Trailer
Searchlight Pictures' upcoming release "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande" stars Emma Thompson as a widowed and retired schoolteacher who, as part of her quest for good sex, winds up developing a close bond with a sex worker named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack). The film debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to drop on Hulu this summer. "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande" was conceptualized and written by Katy Brand and directed by Sophie Hyde, who also directed "Animals" starring Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger.
The film has garnered praise for its emphasis on sex positivity and centering an older woman's pleasure, which is still relatively rare to see on screen. From the trailer, it looks like it's primed to be equal parts sexy and sweet. According to the film's official synopsis, "In 'Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,' two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson embodies the candor and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes, and newcomer Daryl McCormack personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, together they find a surprising human connection."
Read on to check out the trailer and learn more about the cast, plot, and release date of "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande."
"Good Luck to You, Leo Grande" Cast
"Good Luck to You, Leo Grande" stars Emma Thompson as Nancy Stokes, a retired widow seeking real excitement for the first time in her life. It also stars newcomer Daryl McCormack as Leo Grande, a young sex worker whom Stokes hires.
"Good Luck to You, Leo Grande" Plot
Emma Thompson plays Nancy Stokes, who finds herself widowed, retired, and desperately seeking excitement she never found in her marriage or career. She decides to hire a sex worker so she can explore her sexuality in a way she never has before, and even writes an extensive list of positions she wants to try, but when he shows up, she finds herself talking and developing a real bond with young Leo Grande. The film follows the pair over the course of three evenings together as they begin to confront their insecurities and slowly reveal their true selves to each other.
"Good Luck to You, Leo Grande" Release Date
The film is set to drop on Hulu on June 17.