“The Queen’s Gambit”: Netflix sued for sexist speech in series

"The Queen's Gambit": Netflix sued for sexist speech in series

sign of chess Soviet, Nona Gaprindashvili sued Netflix can receive $5 million for defamation and for a speech in Queen’s Gambit.

The series starring Anya Taylor-Joy is a favorite in various categories 2021 Emmys This weekend, but more than a year after its release has been embroiled in a legal dispute, the English newspaper reports. Independent.

Gaprindashvili claims that the show’s creators about fictional chess girl prodigy Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) intentionally and deliberately misrepresent the truth about her career.

Women’s chess world champion Nona Gaprindashvili, playing against 28 men at the same time, on January 11, 1965 in Dorset, UK.

Nona Gaprindashvili, world champion in women’s chess, playing against 28 men at the same time in Dorset, UK, January 11, 1965. (Express/Correspondent/Getty Images)

Process sheds light on series’ final episode quit game, during which Harmon makes reference to Gaprindashvili, another fictional character, after defeating Russian Grandmaster Viktor Laev.

The commentator says: “The only unusual thing about him is [Harmon], in fact, is your gender. And that too is not unique in Russia. There is Nona Gaprindashvili, but she is the women’s world champion and has never faced men.” The camera then focuses on a woman in the audience who, according to procedure, clearly represents Gaprindashvili.

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Will covers public and private tech markets from New York. He was previously a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, and prior to that was a reporter at the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has received a Journalist of the Year award from the L.A. Press Club and an investigative reporting award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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