The kind of desire that reduces two men, well-known public figures, to sometimes recklessly ravage each other in hotel rooms despite knowing that the worst that could happen?
Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine) is a part of the British aristocracy, and his grandfather is the king of England. Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez) is the son of the President of the United States. Henry and Alex are set-up to be enemies, then lovers
Ease and convenience are not a bad thing. These are not contrived occurrences but are purposefully carved out to bolster sentimentality within the film. Why do we want to stuff logic within the realm of desire anyway, when it is so dangerously susceptible to prejudice?
Red, White and Royal Blue neatly slots itself into this tradition of the rom-com by choosing to underscore the negotiations of love with sentimentality, and it does it with such sincerity that it almost feels genuine, not like a superficial glaze.
Red, White and Royal Blue is a film adaptation of the Casey Mcquiston novel of the same name, and follows the story of Prince Henry and Alex Claremont-Diaz and their relationship as being sons of royal families. It is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video