The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) is a masterclass in mental health, in trauma, in psychology –and certainly in film making, acting and storytelling. And, in chess:)
If you love stories about what it means to face life’s beauty and life’s tragedy, and about what it means to find ourselves and to survive the often unsurvivable –The Queen’s Gambit is a perfect way to use film to explore the profound themes of mental health, psychology and talent in our lives.
I loved this 7 part miniseries, and because so many of the themes in this show are exactly what I talk about on my channel, I wanted to share it with you.
Parental Mental Health
Trauma – PTSD
Complex Trauma C-PTSD
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lack of Mothering
Creation of our own families
Roles of men and connection
How our genius and gifts affect our lives
These mental health related issues and more are examined and implemented like chess moves in a perfectly beautiful series.