HIlary Swank

It’s no trick to see why Hilary Swank, having won the Oscar for her fearless, inspired, gendermelting performance in Boys Don’t Cry, should choose The Affair of the Necklace
as her follow-up vehicle.

Set amid the decadent French monarchy on the eve of the Revolution, the film allows
Swank to cast her image back to an era when men and women occupied roles as corseted as their clothing; it’s her not-so-subtle attempt to reassert her femininity in a “prestige” chick flick.