The Queen’s Gambit: Female Genius or Femme Fatale?

On the 23rd of October, Netflix released its original limited series The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon to immense critical acclaim. Based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Walter Trevis, it follows the beautiful, intellectual but deeply troubled Kentucky orphan who, from a young age,Continue reading “The Queen’s Gambit: Female Genius or Femme Fatale?”