Special Episode 10: The Favourite
In Special Episode 10, “The Favourite,” Elizabeth and Flourish discuss Yorgos Lanthimos’s MASTERPIECE OF CINEMA, The Favourite, about the toxic love triangle between Queen Anne, Sarah Churchill, and Abigail Masham. They discuss their thoughts about the film, English history (AT LENGTH), historical accuracy versus internal consistency, films about queer women but made by men, and Elizabeth’s hopes for a future John Vanbrugh biopic. To listen to this episode or read the transcript, pledge to our Patreon!
[00:14:50] Nicholas Hoult was born on December 7, 1989, making him, yes, about five years younger than Elizabeth.
[00:20:43] Maybe it’s impossible for us to travel time and space and see the play Elizabeth loves, "Queen Anne," but you can read the reviews for it (for instance, the one in The Guardian).
[00:29:19] We can’t find any evidence that “Sarah Churchill died, unmourned by all” was a real thing. Nice confabulation, though.
[00:47:11] For example.
[00:53:26]We’re talking about Episode 69, “Fan Tourism.”
[01:00:00] Our outro music is from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”—Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer). The recording is by John Harrison and the Wichita State University Chamber Players and is used under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.