Despite its commitment to a modern agenda, Netflix has faced real allegations of sexism and defamation. The scandal erupted last fall around the TV series “Queen’s Move”. According to journalists, the case will still go to court and may threaten the service with a $5 million fine.
The company was sued by the Soviet and Georgian chess player Nona Gaprindashvili, who accuses Netflix of belittling her own merits in the TV series The Queen’s Move. The show presents Gaprindashvili as a girl who has never played male chess players. This contradicts the real facts and distorts the merits of the chess player. By 1968, when the events of the series unfold, Nona Gaprindashvili managed to play with 59 men.
Netflix attempted to dismiss the legal case, citing an artistic departure from real events. The court ruled that despite this, it would consider the case in a way that the service had no right to discredit the merits of real people.