The Queen’s Corgi
Director: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
Writer: Rob Sprackling, Johnny Smith
Cast: [I saw the German dubbed version, but the original voices are:] Julie Walters, Tom Courtenay, Jack Whitehall, Matt Lucas, Colin McFarlane, Ray Winstone
Seen on: 2.5.2019
Content Note: rape culture, sexism, misogyny, domestic violence/abuse
When Rex (Jack Whitehall) is given as a gift from Prince Philip (Tom Courtenay) to the Queen (Julie Walters), he has probably won the lottery. He certainly holds a special place in the Queen’s heart, much to the jealousy of Charlie (Matt Lucas), another of the Queen’s corgis. When Donald Trump comes on a state visit, Rex gets in a bit of trouble and, needled on by Charlie, believes himself to be hated and unwanted now. Rex leaves Buckingham Palace – and that is only the beginning of his troubles.
I didn’t expect much from The Queen’s Corgi and I wouldn’t have watched it at all, if it hadn’t been for my nieces. But what I got was so much worse than what I expected, I was actually horrified by the sexist catastrophe that is this film.Continue reading