When someone recently asked me to name my favorite living American novelist, my first thought was Francine Prose. She’s written something like twenty novels, mostly very human and very funny, though oddly the only one that’s been filmed before now is Household Saints. (You should see it if you haven’t: Tracey Ullman and Lili Taylor make a great mother-daughter combo.) Submission, a drama based on Prose’s 2000 satire Blue Angel, stars a toupeed Stanley Tucci as a sexually frustrated creative writing professor who gets involved with an overeager student (Addison Timlin). It’s either a timely or a terrible political moment for a campus sex assault story, which might explain why it’s been quietly dumped at the $2 theater in East Providence.