MOVIE REVIEW: Film ‘The Favorite’ could have been titled ‘My Favorite Lesbian’

I love movies. I love historical movies. Therefore, I went to see the movie “The Favorite” about Anne, the former Queen of England and Scotland.

Artist, historian, entertainer George S. Stuart wrote this about Queen Anne:

Last of her line and very uncomfortable.

Anne became Queen of England in 1702. Three years later she became the first sovereign of the Kingdom of Great Britain with the political union of England and Scotland. Anne’s reign was marked by the development of the two-party system. Anne personally preferred the Tory Party, but endured the Whigs. She was the last monarch to use the royal veto. Anne suffered from severe arthritis and heart trouble doubtlessly caused by her many miscarriages. Anne was childless and the last Stuart monarch. She was succeeded by a German second-cousin, George of the House of Hanover.

The film “The Favorite” may have been loosely based upon the book Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion by Anne Somerset. The movie portrayed Queen Anne as a sickly (historically accurate), obese (historically accurate) incompetent (not historically accurate) and immoral (historically accurate) woman.

From Hollywood’s perspective her only social redeeming value at the box office is that Queen Anne was a lesbian.

I didn’t think Hollywood could go any morally lower, but it has. However, there is a bright side. It shows how women, and lesbians in particular, are untrustworthy, plotters, devious, liars, seekers of power and just plain evil.

According to the author of Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion,

Against a fraught background—the revolution that deposed Anne’s father, James II, and brought her to power . . . religious differences (she was born Protestant—her parents’ conversion to Catholicism had grave implications—and she grew up so suspicious of the Roman church that she considered its doctrines “wicked and dangerous”) . . .

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tells the extraordinary story of how Sarah [Churchill] goaded and provoked the Queen beyond endurance, and, after the withdrawal of Anne’s favor, how her replacement, Sarah’s cousin, the feline Abigail Masham, became the ubiquitous royal confidante and, so Sarah whispered to growing scandal, the object of the Queen’s sexual infatuation.

The film focused exclusively on three bi-sexual lesbian characters: Queen Anne, Sarah Churchill, wife of John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, and “the feline” Abigail Masham.

If you want to understand how vicious lesbians can be then go see this movie. This movie is the poster child for the lesbian #MeToo movement. The lesbian Sarah is deposed by the bi-sexual Abigail. The lesbian Queen Anne uses both women for her “wicked and dangerous” promiscuous sexual pleasure.

In the end both Sarah and Abigail lose. Sarah and her husband Duke of Marlborough are banned from England by Queen Anne. Abigail, after poisoning literally and figuratively Sarah, becomes Queen Anne’s confidant and lesbian sex slave. The winner, if you can call her one, is Queen Anne.

The debauchery in this film is stunning. The sins of the flesh can have real consequences including war, poverty, taxation without representation and in the end three lost souls.

I now understand why our Founding Fathers started the American Revolution. The British monarchy was, and remains today, politically and morally corrupt. Perhaps Henry VIII shouldn’t have left the Catholic Church so he could divorce his wife and marry his lover?


RELATED VIDEO: Queen Anne: Excerpt from the historical monologue “400 Years of English History” presented by artist/historian George S. Stuart as part of an exhibit of his Historical Figures at the Ventura County Museum of Art and History in Ventura California.

EDITORS NOTE: The modified featured photo is by Shirly Niv Marton on Unsplash.

3 replies
  1. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    There is no evidence that Queen Anne had any lesbian trysts and the film is not historically accurate. The makers of the film arguably distorted her reign for their own ends. She was devoted to her Anglican faith and I certainly disagree that Queen Anne was evil.


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