Madonna’s film W.E. examines the obsession of an unhappily married woman named Wally. Wally learns that in 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to wed the already-married Mrs. Wallis Simpson. She then longs for her own storybook affair. But as she discovers more about Simpson and Edward’s rocky relationship, her own extra-marital affair threatens to turn into potential heartbreak.
Madonna said of her first film, the romantic Gypsy-rock dramedy Filth and Wisdom, “The fact of the matter is that all the work I do is very autobiographical, directly or indirectly, because who do I know better than me?”
So should we assume that W.E. is just Madonna’s thinly veiled retelling of her divorce with English director Guy Ritchie? After all, Ritchie’s like a monarch among action filmmakers, right?