Colette is a biographical drama film based upon the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a famous French novelist and actress, known for her scandalous behaviour in Paris. The movie follows Colette after her marriage to “Willy” a famous writer. He moves her from her idealistic countryside home to the fast paced, outrageous Paris, introducing her to interesting and flamboyant people. At first she struggles to fit in, finding herself outmoded and naïve and soon growing furious at Willy’s affairs and absences. Soon after their reconciliation, he convinces her to join his ghost writers. Colette writes the first of the Claudine books about a sexually expressive and mischievous young woman at school, based upon her own memories and experiences.