The story of W.E. is told through the eyes of American Wally Winthrop (portrayed by Abby Cornish). As a New Yorker living in the perfect decade of the 90s, she finds herself paralleling Wallis Simpson.
Wallis was the fair lady with whom King Edward VIII fell in love. Due to her nationality and divorce history, he was forced to abdicate the throne for her. No biggie, though. It's love!
The story is woven into film formation and then brought to life by the one and only Madonna.
For her second gig at directing, Madonna publicly thanks and acknowledges her ex hubbies for their influence: