A classic tale of sex, revenge, and love.
In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elisabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon.
I'm not really sure what to do with this, but I think it's telling that my favorite scene was when Tilda Swinton was hanging out with Bronn from Game of Thrones while he got a massage.
the real story in contrast to the ridiculous Braveheart
Wanted to watch Tilda Swinton, but couldn't make it more than 10 minutes. Too artsy for my tastes.