Sylvia

American poet Sylvia Plath, played beautifully by Gwyneth Paltrow, put her kids to bed and killed herself one night in 1963. Her marriage to poet Ted Hughes (Daniel Craig) had ended. He screwed around and was more famous than she was. That's it. One of the fiercest love stories of the last century is reduced to Star Is Born pap. Paltrow looks glam even in death, which only supports the notion, raised by Plath's daughter Frieda Hughes, that the movie would be about a "Sylvia Suicide Doll." Good call.

From The Archives Issue 102: February 17, 1972