Review: The Girl King

Malin Buska stars as Kristina, Queen of Sweden, in The Girl King. I found it an uplifting story about love and power and being true to yourself. It didn’t have a romantically happy ending, but no lesbians died in the telling of the story. That’s a good thing.

Spoilers ahead.

Michael Nyqvist
Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna was Kristina’s substitute father and most powerful adviser.

Kristina was queen from age six. She was raised like a prince with books, intellectual freedom, and weapons training. Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna (Michael Nyqvist) stepped in to take her dead father’s place and became her most trusted adviser.

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