LGBTQIA+ RomCom Red, White & Royal Blue Becomes The Number One Film Worldwide!
It’s official, ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ is the number one movie on Prime Video worldwide! It has also topped the collective chart which combines and television shows in its rankings.
The film has had a large following since its production was announced in 2019 which is the same year the book it’s based off of was published.
Written by Casey McQuiston, ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ follows Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the President of United States, and Prince Henry, of the United Kingdom, as they go from enemies to forbidden lovers.
One of the things that’s drawn so many people to this film is that it is truly the first of its kind. Before this, there really hasn’t been a classic adult rom-com centered around the queer community. The only popular content that is remotely similar is Netflix’s ‘Heartstopper‘, which is more reserved, in terms of maturity, than ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’.
Number One Movie
The film’s early reviews set it up for success. It’s certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 94% audience score. This is rare for a film focused on queer characters as anyone can submit reviews and similar movies have been ‘bombed’ with homophobic reviews, regardless of whether or not they’ve watched it.
The attention only increased upon the film’s release. The praise from those following the film drew in those who were not familiar with the story; making it number one world wide and not just on Prime Video. ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ has surpassed ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ on Letterboxd, which is a popular film social media website (this is a big deal)!
In addition to boosting the film’s official content, many people have taken to their own social media pages to post their personal reactions. Take a look!
I have a problem… I’ve watched Red, White & Royal Blue 7 times alone & have sobbed each time. Thats not even including the YouTuber Reactions I’ve watched… so if we count those …. 14 with the most recent one being @chuuzus … someone take my prime login… I need to be stopped pic.twitter.com/aAyiuk9w76
— John🖤 (@iamjohngrad) August 18, 2023
UMA THURMAN in RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE pic.twitter.com/FXmIuetni1
— Jay (they/them) (@IsJayOhKay) August 11, 2023
me: i hate america
“red, white, and royal blue”
— cay 👑 | NICK NOTICED?? (@jocelynebenezra) August 12, 2023
Published by HOLR Magazine