Mary Queen of Scots

Wow, I’ve been slacking. December, what can I say? Down in Texas now, but I also spent a weekend in San Francisco and the previous weekends trying to fit in as much LA Christmas things as I could. Enough excuses, y’all don’t care. Lets see if I remember this movie well enough after a couple weeks to write about it.

Period piece about um Mary Queen of Scots (Saoirse Ronan) and her cousin Queen Elizabeth of England (Margot Robbie), tho the focus is more on Mary with only a few scattered Elizabeth scenes. It follows their reign and complicated long distance relationship, highlighting the difficulties a woman ruler has.

To keep things totally real, I struggle with period pieces. I don’t know the history and have trouble getting the nuances of their language. So there’s a lot that was lost on me that I couldn’t fully appreciate.

What I could appreciate was that these ladies were on the top of their game. What I could also appreciate was that hair and make up. And the costumes too, as to be expected with a period piece, but the hair and makeup really impressed me (calling that Oscar now). The Scottish ladies in particular had these really great and elaborate hairstyles that I was watching for inspiration to see which ones I could potentially steal.

Mary Queen of Scots – \m/ \m/ \m/

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