The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★½

Starting the new year strong with an absurd lesbian period drama featuring three of the most monstrous performances in film and the most liberal use of the word ‘cunt’ since Gone Girl. The Favourite uses a brutal tug-of-war for power and the affection of the queen of fucking England to sneak up on us with a complex love story. The needs of the common people versus the whims of the batshit insane 0.001% happen to be a background theme too. Emma Stone saying that she’d delight in being stripped and whipped was my first in-cinema-semi since the Margot Robbie scene in Wolf of Wall Street. Loved it.

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