Katharine ‘Kate’ Hepburn is definitive and distinctive, a force of nature, a once-in-a generation talent, whose progressive and free-spirited nature defines her roles, an actress who wins more Academy Awards than any other.
Katharine is deeply private. For decades she refuses to collect her Oscars or give interviews. She shies away from the press. Her autobiography Me is compelling not for what she says, but for how much she holds back. She glosses over her family history of mental illness, suicide, toxic relationships, and deep insecurities - yet these are the bricks that built her.
Our audience experiences an intimate revelation, the truth behind the beautiful, chiseled, public face. We celebrate a radical and pioneering woman of profound influence, who doesn’t fit into any of the 'boxes’ expected of her. Throughout her life, she wears various female identities: daughter, sister, actress, beauty, wife, girlfriend, victim, superstar. It takes great loss and hard won insight to be happy just being Kate.
Call Me Kate is also a movie for the outcasts, the misfits, the girls and boys uncomfortable in their own skin, who don’t conform with traditional expectations. It is the universal story of how - like Kate - we must be true to ourselves, not the forces that shape us.