Although it consists of a single season of 7 episodes, The Queen’s Game However, it will have cost Netflix dearly! The hit series starring Anya Taylor-Joy, which traces the incredible fate of a young orphan chess prodigy, was the subject of a complaint in September 2021. However, according to our colleagues from Variety, an agreement has been reached between the two parties, and the note turns out to be salty for the streaming platform … We explain the ins and outs of the case below .
an incorrect sentence that did not fall on deaf ears
Nona Gaprindashvili, a Georgian chess player, born in May 1941 in the city of Zugdidi, filed a lawsuit against netflix last year because of a phrase from the series The Queen’s Game. Indeed, the octogenarian estimated that the streaming platform had defamed her in a reference made to her in a dialogue. In the series, a commentator states that Nona Gaprindashvili has “never faced men“, unlike the series’ fictional protagonist, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy). However, this claim is false, since she had faced nearly 60 male opponents in 1968, the year in which this sentence is pronounced in the series. Qualified as “grossly sexist and demeaning” by former Georgian chess champion, this little sentence will cost Netflix up to 5 million dollars!
This is the sum requested by the former champion from Netflix, but the details of the agreement have not yet been announced, it is not known if this sum will be paid to her in full, or a smaller part. A lawyer for Nona Gaprindashvili said to be “happy“that the case has been solveda claim that the Netflix spokesperson echoed – arguably with much less ardour!