The True Story Behind Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Relationship

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis tells the story of how a Memphis truck driver named Elvis Presley became the King of Rock 'n' Roll

The over-the-top biopic, in theaters now, revolves around the complicated relationship between Elvis (Austin Butler) and his corrupt business manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks)

The focus on Elvis' career leaves little time for his personal life, so his ex-wife Priscilla Presley (played by Olivia DeJonge) doesn't get much screen time in the two and a half hour film

Elvis and Priscilla's relationship, which ended in 1973 after six years of marriage, DeJonge believes, is at the heart of this rather Shakespearean tale

"The most important thing was to play a girl and a boy who were in love," DeJonge told Good Morning America in June

Luhrmann's decision to revisit Elvis' legacy has also led some to call into question (not for the first time)

The very fundamentals of their union-namely, that, at 14, she was underage and a decade younger than him when their courtship began

According to Stephanie Zacharek's article in TIME, the real Priscilla has never claimed to be abused