When you imagine a proud, powerful, intellectual walking into the room, you often do not imagine that person to be a woman. All those 3 simple words are rarely associated with female gender.
If a woman is proud that means she in unapproachable, angry, pig-headed, self-absorbed, and egoistic. When a woman is considered powerful it means that she will get what she wants and destroy everyone who stands in her way and that makes her emotionally cold, bossy primidone. When you add to that intellectually superb its like too much too handle, annoying and frustrating.And yet, somehow Netflix decided to invest money and produce a TV series about such a woman – powerful, proud and genius.
They also decided to make her a chess player which by many is considered extremely dull. And yet there is nothing dull about the series, the main character, Beth Harmon, and the games she plays both in her life and on the wooden board. She slides her pawns with such a finesse while looking at her opponents with such intensity that the viewer is mesmerized by the thrilling silence and gripping intensity of her performance.Anya Taylor-Joy hypnotises her viewers playing an addict, an artist, a genius, and a strong powerful woman whose only way to deal with emotions is to numb them with pills, cigarettes, and alcohol. She is chic, sophisticated and obsessed with the game she plays and the opponents she destroys with less than 30 moves on the board. She educated herself and that knowledge helped her to become a champion.