I have to quote a review from 2014 because my own opinion is pretty much the same, "1.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2014 "The story has absolutely nothing to do with anyone's work, and nothing, whatsoever, to do with life, unless one considers the sum total of life to be polyamory and absence of sense of self. That's it. No lust for food, nor drink, nor even nature. No having a laugh. Any depth attributed to this movie is the invention of the viewer."
I gave this film 2 stars because it's visually beautiful but you would really think that all there is to these people's lives is sex partners. Absolutely nothing about Lytton (as portrayed in this film) justifies Carrington's (as portrayed in this film) dedication and adoration. All anyone is left with is the idea that "Wow. He's homosexual therefore she adores him." I'm sure that's not how it was. As for the numerous men who were driven to distraction by Carrington? Why? As portrayed in this film, she didn't even have a personality.
I'm disappointed, honestly. But people seem to prefer movies about sex partners to movies about an artist involved in his/her work. All we hear or see about their work is that Lytton wrote and said he hated it. Carrington painted and said she painting when she was happy. I am 100% sure there are real stories in this relationship but they don't emerge in this film.