Thoughts on Queen Christina

Monday, September 6, 2010 1:55 PM By Simon

-Greta Garbo stars as the 'girl king' Christina of Sweden, loosely based on her life leading up to her abdicating the throne.

-Holy shit, Christina is badass. She walks around in men's clothes, she don't take shit from no lowly Parliament, when a bunch of peasents want to storm the castle, she lets them in and berets them for acting the fool, meeting them at the top of the staircase with a hand on her hip, all 'nuh-uh'.

-Right. Garbo is magnificently hammy as the only Swedish person in this entire movie. Did I mention I love her?

-Seriously, Swedish people had the best mustaches.

-The movie itself, for a period piece, was fairly entertaining, mostly due to Garbo's magnetic presence and the aforementioned mustaches, which are positively hypnotic.


Andreas said...

"Then I shall die... a bachelor!" This movie is just awesome & amazingly queer, and my favorite Garbo movie. And yes, the very British C. Aubrey Smith makes a great mustachioed Swede.

September 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM