I just watched the film Mary Queen of Scots. It was
beautifully lit and filmed, with superb attention to detail
re interiors and costumes, but historically laughable re
accuracy. Since when did Elizabeth 1st acquire a black
ambassador and an oriental handmaid?
This rediculous pandering to
PC trends diminished the
credibility of the entire film, so if you're going to do it,
create 'modern' equivalents, why not keep going and
include even more facets of 21st Century life?
I am therefore proposing the series: Henry 8th With
This would be the exact same story of the serial
in full historical dress and setting, but for one significant
characters would have and use iPhones throughout the
duration of the drama.
There would be no need to explain their presence or
origin. They would simply be used to fit within the
facts of what was said and done. Characters would stare
into them dumbly as they do now, and on street scenes,
the same idiotic behaviour would be displayed in the
peasantry who would also have them.
No attempt would be made to airbrush out the presence
electric pylons either in any rural scenes.
In one version, Henry would also be of Chinese
but with a blond hair comb-over and the phones made by
Huawei. (where the series would experience big