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Exclusive Clip: Queen Kristina Locks Eyes with Her Lady-in-Waiting in The Girl King

Exclusive Clip: Queen Kristina Locks Eyes with Her Lady-in-Waiting in The Girl King

Exclusive Clip: Queen Kristina Locks Eyes with Her Lady-in-Waiting in The Girl King

This 17th century queen broke all of the rules. 

TracyEGilchrist

You may be familiar with Greta Garbo’s iconic portrayal of Sweden’s 17th century Queen Kristina in the 1933 film Queen Christina, but the new film The Girl King, in select cities theatrically on Dec. 4, and on DVD and video-on-demand from Wolfe on Dec. 8, delves deeper into Kristina’s relationship with her lady-in-waiting.

Director Mika Kaurismäki tells the story of a girl, born in 1626, who would be queen by the age of six, but who was raised as a prince. Malin Buska plays Kristina, whose ideas for modernizing Sweden and ending war, bump up against conservative members of the court. She also faces off against men who believe her sole purpose is to marry and produce a male heir. But Kristina eschews various suitors, and falls for her lady-in-waiting, Countess Ebba Sparre (Sarah Gadon). Kristina names her the queen’s ‘bed companion, (the person who warms the sheets for the queen).

Once someone is anointed the queen’s bed warmer it’s not hard to guess where things go from there...

Wolfe has shared this exclusive clip from us of the moment when Kristina and the Countess first lock eyes.

And see the full trailer below.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.