Netflix In a rather delicate position. Nonna Gabrindashvili, one of the world’s greatest chess players, is already demanding $5 million from the company. In question, a simple replica taken from a series, which is the Mrs. game. A response fraught with consequences.
The Lady’s Game celebrated the year 2020. This well-performed series focused on the story of Beth Harmon, an orphan who developed an immense talent for chess.
It happened over several years and thus was telling the story of his life, focusing on some key events.
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The lady at the origin of the complaint game
What relationship with Nona Gaprindachvili did you tell me? It’s simple. The Georgian chess player also appears in the series … but not in the best possible way.
In fact, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by AFP, the latter accuses Netflix of describing his career in a “misogynistic” and “discrediting” manner. Even worse, she also believes that Netflix intentionally lied about her career and success.
In question, she is raised in the character of the series, a character who asserts that the hero did not face men in competition. However, the reality is very different. The complaint states that this claim is completely false, but also sexist and defamatory, meaning the champion has faced dozens of male players during her career.
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In the question, the response was deemed ‘gender-biased’ and ‘offensive’
but that is not all. In the series, Nona Gaprindashvili is portrayed as a Russian…even though she is Georgian. The story takes place already in the past, more precisely in the Soviet era. A time when Georgia was under Russian rule.
Netflix, for its part, took note of the complaint, specifying that it had absolutely no basis. The Flowing Giant intends to vigorously defend himself.
Note that The Lady’s Game is not just one series among many. It was a huge success and thus broke many records.
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