Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette relocates from rural France to the beautiful and extravagant city of Paris after marrying Willy, a prosperous writer, who soon persuades her to be one of his ghostwriters. Her first novel serves as a semi-autobiographical account of her own school days, with the main character Claudine taking her place. The book becomes a cultural phenomenon and bestseller, which eventually leads to the writing of more novels in the series. In light of her success, Colette finds herself fighting to overcome societal norms, gain recognition for her work and bring reform to the culture. "Colette," in theaters Sept. 21, 2018, is rated R.