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Marie Antoinette This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Lucy B., New City, NY



     Sofia Coppola’s newest film, “Marie Antoinette,” tells the story of France’s “Queen of Debt.” Played by Kirsten Dunst, who also was in Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides,” Antoinette is portrayed as the misunderstood scapegoat for her country’s debt, who never really said “Let them eat cake.” Coppola puts a spin on the way biographies are normally told, presenting more of a portrait of Marie Antoinette’s feelings than a history lesson.

At just 19, Marie Antoinette began her reign over France with Louis XVI (Jason Shwartzman). The young queen encourages the arts and is praised by all, but Coppola offers the string of events that lead to the peoples’ eventual cries of “Off with her head!

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