Series Review: The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Updated: Apr 27
Originally a book written by Sara Collins, The Confessions of Frannie Langton was truly a marvel of a series. A story on the unwraveling of all of the turmoil and pain of a previous America’s fallen truth, told through all of current America’s favorite sports for passtime- crime, murder, mystery, love. Adultery, queerness, drugs... some things never change.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton, a 4 part series released on Britbox, is a story of honor vs law, in a delicate unfolding that only a feminine pov could offer. This, the exact thing that made it so beautifully done.
A story about a woman- who happens to be black- right after the abolition of slavery- tried for murder of her owner, and his wife.
A story of love, tabbood by the slate of time. Queerness in it’s most raw- a secret love, a yearning that is wed with fear, within a naturaleza that people loved to belittle. It’s name, to be hidden- to have no place but “in the dark”, and to only see light after life says it is too late, anyway.
Ownership, a love or a hate? Which one hurts more? .. when it becomes life or death?
Beautifully portrayed, beautifully scored, beautifully woven together by cast, crew and all.
This one, made me feel. With a heavy heart, I have just finished. With a soul full of feeling, I'm elated.