In the world of art, perhaps the most celebrated female artist is Mexican surrealist, Frida Kahlo. The icon was tributed in 2002’s Frida, Julie Taymor’s memorable biopic starring Salma Hayek as Kahlo. The movie tells the story of the artist’s life, her memorable work, including her love life, which famously included a tumultuous relationship with muralist Diego Rivera and a wide array of lovers, both male and female.
Frida is a female-forward and outlier in Hollywood today, as it was directed by a woman and has a Latina woman at the forefront of the story, who is also bisexual. The role earned Salma Hayek a Best Actress nomination following its release. It remains an inspired homage to the artist and a poignant portrait of her struggles, how she overcame them and the odds against her.