Queen's Gambit on Netflix

If that’s her goal, then the publicity related to her complaint may have accomplished it. Certainly I wasn’t aware of her prior to this week.

Here’s an article about a real-life female chess player whose life bore many similarities to Elizabeth Harmon’s. I found it in the “Chess is Gendered?” thread.

Given that she’s also an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, the first thing that occurred to me was that she’d have corporate sponsors lined up offering to pay for it. “Say you like Coca Cola and we’ll give you all the money you need!”

This was the plot point that led her to the Magically Amazingly Helpful Negro Friend cliche, which also wasn’t one of the show’s finer moments.