Made of Metal, Made of Lace: Dresses As Power In ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’

March 9, 2020

Made of Metal, Made of Lace: Dresses As Power In ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’

March 9, 2020

[Spoilers ahead for True History of the Kelly Gang]

One of the most well-known, true facts about notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly is that he was eventually captured by police during a shootout where he was wearing bulletproof armour. Justin Kurzel’s latest film, True History of the Kelly Gang (based on Peter Carey’s 2000 novel of the same name), adds an extra layer of fictional intrigue to the occasion, depicting Kelly and his crew wearing long, lacy women’s dresses while enacting their criminal deeds.

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