The Emmy 2021 filled social networks last night with a face-to-face gala that was already missed. One of the big winners of the night was Gambit de Dama – 93%, Netflix production that took the statuette for Best Miniseries. But there is something specific that is shocking the fans: the thank you speech said by the producer. Netizens accuse the executive of treating Anya Taylor-Joy as an object of desire. In the following paragraphs we discuss all the details.
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Lady’s Gambit tells the story of Beth Harmon, an orphan with a gift for chess battles addictions while trying to become the best player in the world. It is based on the homonymous novel by Walter Tevis published in 1983 and to this day considered cult reading. Anya Taylor-Joy he immerses himself in a character that is not related to his previous jobs and that he carries out like the great youthful talent that he is. The Queen’s Gambit It is considered one of the best Netflix series in 2020, standing out for its performances, the history of overcoming and a montage that is not observed every day among the filler productions in the catalog.
Anya Taylor-Joy it was already popular before Lady’s Gambit thanks to his performances in La Bruja – 91%, Glass – 45% and Los Nuevos Mutantes – 62%, however, the Netflix series gave his career that boost he needed and now we see it present in absolutely all media. She quickly became an industry favorite and her social media and YouTube video numbers have skyrocketed. It is not surprising that we also see an increase in the number of projects you have for the future.
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Right now Anya is being defended by some users of social networks, who saw in the speech of the executive producer of Lady’s Gambit, William horberg, a misogynistic and objectifying flaw in saying that his star “made chess sexy again.” There are not a few Internet users who are addressing the issue and who condemn the words of Horberg, pointing out that it is about “another white man” who hides behind his actresses to talk about the collapse of the patriarchy, and so on.
The truth is that among the directors / producers / scriptwriters of Lady’s Gambit, there is not a single woman, which shakes the producer’s speech. Here are some of the tweets that point to Horberg:
The producers and director of Lady’s Gambit preached about bringing down the patriarchy while objectifying Anya Taylor-Joy. Stupid. They did not understand the matter.
The producers and director of #QueensGambit preached about taking down the patriarchy while objectifying Anya Taylor-Joy. Gross. They did not understand the assignment # EMMY2021
– Dr. Dot Marigold (@DotMarigold) September 20, 2021
I checked the website for the Emmys and Ladies’ Gambit it was also the only series in its category without a single woman listed as an executive producer.
I checked the Emmy website and Queens Gambit was also the only show in its category without a single woman listed as executive producer https://t.co/fKBV9CJV6u pic.twitter.com/QcvMbHm0PC
– Claire Willett (@clairewillett) September 20, 2021
The ‘bringing sexy back to chess’ comment from the writer / producer of Lady’s Gambit / Whatever was incredibly misogynistic. It disgusts me, hahaha.
The “bringing sexy back to chess” comment from the Queen’s Gambit writer / producer / whatever was incredibly misogynist. I physically recoiled lol
– Lauren Jones (@lrnjns) September 20, 2021
Queen’s Gambit producer William Horberg talks about how the series is an inspiration to little girls who see what they can do in the face of patriarchy. Apparently he forgot this happened: ‘Netflix hits with a $ 5 million lawsuit for the’ sexism ‘of the “Queen’s Gambit” line about the Soviet chess legend.’
Queen’s Gambit producer William Horberg talking about how the show is an inspiration to little girls who see they can stand up to the patriarchy. Apparently forgot this happened: https://t.co/OtPbgb4vrs
– SiarraBrielle (@SiarraBrielle) September 20, 2021
The Queen’s Gambit speech. Shame worthy in many ways. The old whites on the mic never fail to disappoint.
The Queen’s Gambit speech. Cringe worthy in so many ways. Old white guys at the mic never cease to disappoint. https://t.co/fgXZm07FES
– Joy Wilhelm (@joywilhelm) September 20, 2021
Nothing says ‘crush the patriarchy’ more than when the old white man talks about his female cast crushing said patriarchy, while making a self-indulgent speech in front of the same women who led his show. These guys from The Queen’s Gambit were the most embarrassing.
Nothing says “smash the patriarchy” more than when the old white guy talks about his female cast smashing said patriarchy, while doing a self-indulgent speech in front of the very women who led his show. These guys from The Queen’s Gambit were both so cringe 🤦🏻♀️ # emmy #EmmyAwards
– Sue-Ellen (@ SueEllenB20) September 20, 2021
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