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Netflix sued for sexist comment on Lady’s Gambit | Digital Trends Spanish


World chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili has sued Netflix for an alleged sexist comment against her in the acclaimed miniseries Gambit de Dama (The Queen’s Gambit).

According to the demand collected by The Hollywood Reporter, the commentary takes place in the last episode of the series starring Anya Taylor-Joy. According to Gaprindashvili, the series states in that chapter that no woman had ever faced men in a world chess final.

“The only thing unusual about her, really, is her sex. And even that is not unique in Russia. There is Nona Gaprindashvili, but she is the women’s world champion and she has never faced men, ”says the script line in the series.

However, the world champion alleges in her lawsuit that precisely in 1968, the date the chapter is represented, she had competed against 59 men, including 10 who were considered some of the great masters of the board game.

The lawsuit says Netflix blatantly and deliberately lied about Gaprindashvili’s accomplishments in order to “enhance the drama by making it appear that its fictional heroine had managed to do what no other woman, including Gaprindashvili, had done.”

The plaintiff also notes that Netflix described her as Russian, despite knowing that she was Georgian and that Georgians had suffered under Russian rule when they were part of the Soviet Union.

As compensation for the damages allegedly suffered, the plaintiff asks Netflix for compensation in the amount of $ 5 million. After the lawsuit was formalized, Netflix has offered its first comments on the matter. “Netflix has only the utmost respect for Ms. Gaprindashvili and her illustrious career, but we believe this claim is without merit and we will vigorously defend the case.”

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