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‘Priscilla’ stirs up controversy after coming to theaters

Cooper Slocum

The movie “Priscilla,” directed by Sofia Coppola, came to movie theaters across the United States on November 3. The film follows Priscilla as she navigates her complicated relationship with Elvis Presley. Priscilla is a producer and it is based on her memoir “Elvis and Me.”  According to, the movie has grossed over $12 million so far. 

Although the movie has only been on the big screen for a couple of weeks, it has already started a controversy between Elvis fans. Several people are leaving negative comments on reviews and are spreading hate on social media. A lot of people think that this movie shouldn’t have been produced because Elvis is no longer alive to tell his side of the story. In addition, people are mad that Elvis is being painted this way after the movie “Elvis” came to theaters in 2022, which was a movie that showed his legacy. 

Some comments left on Priscilla’s Instagram page:

 “Here we go again, Priscilla’s side of the story! Making Elvis the big bad wolf!”

“Not watching this!”

“Guess what?! This has come out after EVERYBODY is dead and can’t defend themselves. Brutally to try to make money off of things you never were a part of!”

“I’m worried about Elvis’s reputation in this. I mean the Elvis movie last year brought new fans. Imagine those fans’ reactions if things go south.” 

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Carter Slocum, Reporter
Carter Slocum is currently a student in 12th grade. Along with the newspaper, he is a proud member of the student council, key club, honors choir, national honor society, and drama club. In his free time, he enjoys binging TV shows, hanging out with friends, taking care of his plants, decorating for Halloween, and hosting movie nights.
Cooper Slocum, Reporter
Cooper is thrilled to start his first year of newspaper after not being able to fit it in his past schedules. He likes to stay busy during the school year and is a part of numerous organizations including student council, theater, Key Club, yearbook, honors choir, and National Honors Society. Outside of school you can catch Cooper working at the DQ, thrifting, or hanging out with friends in his attic.