Official U.S. trailer for “Carol” shows first glimpse of Sarah Paulson and sexy scenes

The new official trailer for Carol has arrived, and in it, we get our first glimpse of Sarah Paulson, who plays Carol’s (Cate Blanchett) best friend. The trailer also offers up the most in-depth look at the story (based on Patricia Highsmith‘s novel The Price of Salt) and its romantic tragedy. Oh, and some skin-on-skin in a Carol/Therese (Rooney Mara) bedroom scene.

One other upside to this film: We rarely have any holiday-themed same-sex stories, so this could become a regular one to watch alongside Love Actually and its lost lesbian scenes every Christmas.

Carol opens in theaters November 20th.