New ‘Priscilla’ Trailer Shows the Dark Side of Priscilla & Elvis Presley’s Romance: Watch

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Priscilla Presley lived out every Elvis Presley fan’s dream when she and the rock star began dating in 1959, but the new trailer for Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla starring Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi, released on Tuesday (Oct. 3), shows the darker side of their storied romance.

The trailer begins with a young Priscilla at a diner drinking a soda. A member of the army comes up to her and asks, “Hi, what’s your name?” to which she replies, “Priscilla Beaulieu.” The man then asks her if she enjoys Elvis’ music, and Priscilla’s answer was a simple one. “Of course. Who doesn’t?”


The trailer then cuts to brief moments from Elvis’ courtship of Priscilla, from them flirting with each other at a party and going to the movies, to eventually meeting the parents in between army deployments. “Just what is the intent here, Mr. Presley? You’ve got women throwing themselves at you. Why my daughter?” Priscilla’s stepfather, Paul Beaulieu, asks offscreen. “Well, sir, I happen to be very fond of your daughter. She’s much more mature than her age. You don’t have to worry about her,” the rock star politely responds.

Priscilla’s youth shows in various moments throughout the trailer, with her accidentally calling out 21 during a game of blackjack (her cards totaled 22), and looking fearful when telling Elvis she’s unsure if she likes a song of his. The deterioration of pair’s relationship is shown in the trailer as she speculates about his potential affairs, consumes pills to cope with stress, and deals with abuse from Elvis, who throws a chair at her. The teaser concludes with Priscilla preparing to drive away from the Graceland estate, saying, “I want a life of my own.”

Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi play Priscilla and Elvis in Coppola’s new film, which the actual Priscilla Presley believes did an accurate job at representing her life and emotions during her time with the King of Rock n’ Roll.

“It’s very difficult to sit and watch a film about you, about your life, about your love,” she stated during the Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 5. “Sofia did an amazing job. She did her homework, we spoke a couple of times and I really put everything out for her that I could.”

Priscilla arrives in theaters on Nov. 3. Watch the trailer above.

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