It's somewhat curious when award contenders are essentially about actors...playing actors. Is there a depth such films explore that people relate to? Or is this an example of the supposed disconnected nature the industry has been accused of possessing in the last several years. For Malcolm & Marie, which has current popular It girl Zendaya starring as the girlfriend of a filmmaker (Played by John David Washington), the accessibility seems to be in marital disorder. A rich couple coming to terms with their relationship.
Filmed in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix notably paid an incredibly high price for the black & white indie film, written and directed by Sam Levinson. Now set to premiere on the streaming service on February 5th (And thus qualifying for 2020's extended award season), the official trailer has been released which you can check out below: