- Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” depicts the tumultuous relationship between Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
- The biopic is based on Priscilla’s 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me,” which she wrote with Sandra Harmon.
- Here are some of the things she wrote about Elvis’ behavior in the book.
Sofia Coppola’s movie “Priscilla” offers a new perspective on one of pop culture’s most iconic couples: Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
Starring Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla and “Euphoria” actor Jacob Elordi as Elvis, the film charts the 14-year romance between the couple who first met in West Germany in 1959.
The couple separated in 1973 and just over a decade later, Priscilla shocked the world when she revealed intimate details from their relationship in her memoir she cowrote with Sandra Harmon, “Elvis and Me” — which serves as the basis of Coppola’s film.
Unlike the Elvis seen in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 biopic about the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Elvis in “Priscilla,” is portrayed as temperamental, controlling, and, at times, downright abusive.
If you were curious about how much of the movie is based in reality, here’s what Priscilla wrote about her tumultuous, troubling relationship with Elvis in the book.