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Pioneering Female Chess Champ Sues Netflix over "Queen's Gambit" Slight!!!

Barney-Boondoggle
royalknight101 wrote:

so what do you say barney, do you agree that its really important?

 

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royalknight101
Barney-Boondoggle wrote:
royalknight101 wrote:

so what do you say barney, do you agree that its really important?

 

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well kk

lfPatriotGames
mpaetz wrote:

     I'm sure that a reading of "The Queen's Gambit" scripts would uncover many lines spoken by different characters disparaging the abilities of female chess players and/or proposing that Beth Harmon and other women don't belong in top-level competitions. That's the way the chess world was in the period depicted (and unfortunately in some circles today). That one character in one scene went so far as to poo-poo the accomplishments of the best woman player of the era fits the dramatic purpose and is perfectly legal, particularly in the case of a public figure whose true merits are widely known and appreciated.

    An extreme example: Al Capone has been called a mob boss, a murderer, a career criminal and the founder of organized crime in America in countless movies and TV shows. Yet the only crime he was ever convicted of was tax fraud, something that our former president was once fined for. Should the Capone family be able to sue all those filmmakers for sullying the family name? They have as much chance for a payday as Nona does--zero.

That's the point I was making earlier. That it's possible the line was changed from the book to the movie to reflect the opinions of the time. It is a period piece. So to be more accurate, it's possible they wanted to disparage a female player. Even though that's possible, I don't think that's the real reason. 

BonTheCat

Hopefully she gets some sort of compensation out of it (not that I expect it to happen, and certainly not to the tune of USD5mn).

That particular line was changed from the book, unless memory fails me. It's fairly easy to see why she's irked by it (fictional accounts have a very strong tendency to become ”accepted facts” in people's minds), especially since she scored quite a few decent results. She was the first female World Champion to actually be able to compete with men on a fairly even footing, basically always entering any tournament with the expectation of finishing well above the bottom of the table. In 1972, she was rated E2450, which placed her at equal 148th place in the world (E2500 put in the top 75 in the world at the time).