Dark Heroines: Maud and Sue from Fingersmith
Maud and Sue from Fingersmith. Whether you read the novel or watch the series, Maud and Sue are two incredibly compelling Dark Heroines. Each of them has a taint to their past, their motivations, and their friendship, and yet, in the end, it’s fair to say they save each other in truly heroic ways. To say much more would be spoiling the book (or movie) for those who haven’t met these characters yet, but rest assured, the book, especially, is amazing, and we highly recommend it.
From a spoilery interview with the actress who played Maud in the BBC series:
“I would not want to hang around with Maud – she’s an evil, twisted little…” Elaine Cassidy stops herself just in time, her Irish eyes smiling to belie the force of her words. “I couldn’t wait to get rid of her,” laughs the actor who had to play the heiress, stressing: “I love her but I can’t – bloody – stand – her!”
Leta would like to say that not only are Maud and Sue compelling, complex, and dark characters, but the book shares the distinct honor of shocking her, not once, but twice, and after decades of compulsive reading, it is rare for any plot events within a book to surprise her at all. If you’ve read it let us know if you were surprised, too!
Are you familiar with Fingersmith? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts on Sue and Maud…or even Gentleman, or any other characters in the novel or series. (If anyone does share with us, that means, of course, that there may be potential spoilers in the comments.)
Leta Blake and Keira Andrews write fairy tale inspired m/m erotica and romantica with Ellora’s Cave. Check out Earthly Desires, the first book in the series, available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Ellora’s Cave.
Posted on December 4, 2012, in Books, Keira Andrews, Leta Blake, Movies and tagged breathe me, dark heroines, fanvideo, fingersmith, fingersmith novel, fingersmith series, fingersmith trailer, gentleman, maud, Maud Lilly, sia, sucksby, sue, Sue Trinder, trailer. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.