How Novel!
How Novel!
Feb 25, 2021
The Queen's Gambit
Play • 1 hr 55 min

Alternative title: why have something happening, when could have boobs?
We're back bitches! This week we dive into The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis,  a book written by a man in the 1970's that despite a stumbler of an opening line DOESN'T feature a scene where Beth Harmon loses a chess tournament because she got her period. Nice!
Natasha and Alex discuss child prodigies, substance abuse, TV adaptions, and that thing where guys are always telling you how hot you are on a spectrum of least to most fuckable (you're always a six).
Roll tide on Alex's miniseries about a young woman who learns she sucks at chess and will always lose because she can't picture things in her head very well. Double roll tide on Natasha's pitch for season 2 of The Queen's Gambit-Beth Harmon goes to see a psychologist and learns substance abuse isn't a viable solution to childhood trauma and it's okay for other people to not like you.
TW: talk of child abuse, sexual assault, and substance abuse.

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