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Film review: 'Red, White & Royal Blue'

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" Red, White & Royal Blue' is now streaming on Prime Video.  Photo from Prime Video website

Kaitlyn Delaney

4 out of 5 stars

By Kaitlyn Delaney
Photo Editor

As someone who thoroughly enjoyed reading the “Red, White & Royal Blue” book by Casey McQuiston, I was very excited, but skeptical of the new movie, now streaming on Prime Video.

Overall, it was exactly what I was expecting” amazing as a stand-alone, but missing some of my favorite parts of the book.

“Red, White & Royal Blue” tells the story of the First Son of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz (played by Taylor Zakhar Perez), and how he realizes there might just be more to his long-time rival Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine).

After a disaster at the Royal Wedding of Prince Henry’s older brother, Prince Philip (Thomas Flynn), Alex and Henry must team up to convince the world that they are not enemies, but the best of friends. What will they do when their long-term rivalry become something even more than friendship?

The movie focuses on the struggles of coming to terms with sexuality, and how old-school views still cause damage in today’s society. The film is rated R for nudity, alcohol use, smoking, foul language and sexual content.

I had a great time watching the film, and will definitely be watching it again soon. It has a warm, comforting feel to it that is hard to come by, accompanied by plenty of humor and good times. Also, Uma Thurman plays an amazing President of the United States.

If you’re looking for a good LGBTQ+ movie, I recommend “Red, White & Royal Blue.”

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