"The World To Come," a 19th century LGBTQ romance, opens in theaters today

By GLAAD |
February 12, 2021

The World to Come, starring Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby, is a powerful 19th century romance set in the American Northeast and it opens today in theaters (where theaters are open.)

The film tells the story of Abigail (Waterston), a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie (Kirby) who find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other. A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer as free spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney. Together, their intimacy begins to fill a void in each other's lives they never knew existed.

Anthony Ramos, GLAAD's Head of Talent, spoke with the film's stars Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby about the film. Both women discussed how they learned so much about what it may have been like to be LGBTQ in the mid-1850s in the United States.

For a list of theaters where you can catch The World to Come this weekend, click here.

And watch the trailer for The World to Come below!

The film is in theaters now and will be available on digital on March 2, 2021.