First Look: Dakota Johnson’s ‘Persuasion’ Is a Stylish, Subversive New Take on Jane Austen

At the beginning of Netflix’s new adaptation of Persuasion, our heroine Anne Elliot, still in the flush of youth, embraces a handsome soldier in a field of wild grass overlooking the sea, while lush, romantic strings play in the background. Except, of course, Persuasion isn’t like other Jane Austen novels—and the acclaimed British theater director … Read more