Netflix’s controversial ‘Harry and Meghan’ documentary has been a big hit.
Of course, this is somewhat interesting, and if you’ve been following the headlines about the couple or watching their Oprah Winfrey interview from March 2021, it’s not much news.Â It’s also hypocritical.
Currently streaming over three 55-minute episodes (with three more premiering on December 15), the documentary takes viewers behind the scenes into the “private” lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together. their first meeting and under-the-radar secret romance, their struggles with the press after their relationship went public, their estrangement from the palace, and their lives with their two children in California.Â
Directed by Emmy winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus, Pinocchio and the Hypocrite features interviews with family and friends (including Markle’s mother and childhood friends and Prince Harry’s former Eton classmate) received never spoke before
In the first episode, the couple open up about their first date and their secret romance, such as Harry being late for their first date and “panicking” because of the traffic – an incident that didn’t surprise Markle. about.
Prince Harry also reflects on his mother’s death and Markle has been compared to Princess Diana, noted that they possess qualities such as compassion, warmth, and trust. He discusses what it was like to be hounded by the paparazzi as a grieving child and teenager, and the doctor plays old footage of Princess Diana.Â
Most of this is not news to those who haven’t been living under a rock. If you’ve been keeping up with any news about the couple or the royal family for the past few years – you could have easily missed the first episode.
The second and third episodes cover more of Markle’s childhood, her struggles with the press after reports of her relationship surfaced (according to Markle, the paparazzi forced her neighbor to set her up. live broadcast of his backyard). Prince Harry calls out the media for allegations of racism, detailing how the rest of the royal family didn’t understand what his problem was because race wasn’t a factor when their wives were under the media’s scrutiny.
Many docents explain the relationship between the royal family and the media (including various royal experts such as the couple’s former press secretary James Holt, author Kehinde Andrews and journalist Afua Hirsch) devoted to on-screen conversations.
This item is a little surprising because most people who tune in know this and those who don’t are not Harry and Meghan viewers. So a lot of screen time is devoted to explaining what the audience already knows well.
Frankly: these segments feel like they’re there to give a more academic air and avoid claims that this is a hypocritical reality show.
Ironically, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle complain about how they are harassed by the paparazzi and how the media invades their lives in the film “Harry and Meghan”, which they also invite the public to. their personal relationship, and release behind the scenes personal photos in it.
However, there are still some new revelations, such as Prince Harry talking about his popularity Nazi costume The scandal was one of her biggest “mistakes” and a source of “embarrassment,” or how Markle revealed she was surprised. Prince William and Kate Middleton were “official”., even behind closed doors. If you have a particular interest in the royal family, this is worth tuning in to.
Otherwise, for all Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s complaints that their lives have become a media circus – which they should have known would become a circus themselves – it feels like a hypocrite.