Review: Red, White and Royal Blue
Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez) is the charismatic son of the President of the United States. (Uma Thurman) Prince Henry of England (Nicholas Galitzine) was rude to him at a party once and Alex has not let that go. After a very public confrontation, they are forced to reconcile, but what it leads to instead is a solid friendship and eventually a forbidden romance.
I have never read the hit novel this is based on and I was sure this was going to be some Lifetime-y insufferable bullshit but damn it, I was wrong! It was so cute.
Maybe I was just starved for an adorable gay romance because we don't get nearly enough of those, but as corny as this was it completely worked for me. The leads had a lovely chemistry and I completely bought into everything, even when it was almost too sugary sweet. They still felt like fully fleshed out characters and not a stack of tropes. Plenty of the comedic bits hit as well, which is always appreciated.
If only we could be in a timeline where Uma Thurman is president and the real Prince Henry of England isn't whiny man-baby. Until then, this is available to watch on Amazon Prime and is certainly worth it.