The problem with Elvis and Priscilla Presley – and what we have learned about power dynamics since
- The “Elvis” movie chronicled the singer’s life but failed to address his courtship with Priscilla.
- Experts say any adult-teen relationship is problematic.
- Neuroscience studies and experts agree a teen’s consent is corrupted because of power imbalance.
The new “Elvis” movie has revitalized interest in the legendary life of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The 2022 biopic starring Austin Butler (in theaters now) chronicles his personal life and musical career, showcasing his early days as a rising star, his fraught relationship with a corrupt manager and the influence of Black musicians on his sound.
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