The documentary film Peacock Prince Andrew: Banished was released on October 5, 2022 – read our review of the documentary.
Peacock’s original documentary was meant to be a deep dive into the privileged world of Prince Andrew and her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. In place, Prince Andrew: banished offers very little information about this relationship – there’s nothing here that we didn’t know before. Of course old YouTube Deadline, 20/20 or 48 hours on the subject. All the latest Peacock the true diversion of crime is to rehash, reuse and regurgitate.
If you need a backstory, Prince Andrew is the youngest of queen elizabethson of. Known as the royal family’s bad boy, speculation is that “Randy” Andy grew up spoiled. And if you’re the youngest star son of one of the wealthiest squatter families in world history, you can see why. From an early age, he was the youngest and couldn’t be wrong, according to “New Interviews” and Insights. When you’re a prince, you’re never wrong and always get what you want, which leads to toxic masculinity issues.
Except, in 1982, when The Falklands War – ten weeks and cost nearly a thousand lives – he acted bravely flying helicopters, including anti-surface warfare and casualty evacuation; he was heroic. Oh, and the cameras were there to capture it. The Royal Family used Andrew as a publicity stunt, making him a household name because he was tough and handsome. This was the height of his popularity. Where did he go? Well, Prince Andrew was known as a brat, the boyish prince who never grew up and mistreats staff, especially women. There’s a story about how the 41-year-old still collects teddy bears. He even kept a photo for housekeeping of how he wanted his toys put back on the bed. You know, after they did it for him.
This led to an embarrassing divorce where Fergie cheated on him, all while the English paparazzi were in all their glory. The royal family has had a decade of bad press and the crumbling marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Dianna. It didn’t help that Prince Andrew, according to most documentary pundits, continued to act like a frat boy into his 40s. He loved women, the attention, being photographed and the lavish lifestyle. In fact, Randy Andy was the first social media star before it was a thing. However, as director Jamie Crawford points out, Andrew wasn’t paid like the star he was. While the Queen and her brother Charles earned around £30m a year, Andrew only got £350,000 a year – I know, poor guy.
Before you start saying “poor guy,” it might support his lavish lifestyle. Even after giving her a bogus job to pay for her foreign banter, he began a relationship of convenience. Andrew needed to find some sort of sponsor to support his lavish lifestyle, and Epstein acted as his sugar daddy. Epstein gained status because Americans “love a title” and wanted to attend royal events. The point the filmmakers missed here opened up a new avenue of sex trafficking for Epstein.
How is this new? This is not the case. What’s new is that Crawford plays most of the film for laughs, emphasizing the bratty and barbaric behavior. Even though this is a documentary, Andrew is a typical cliché of titled white men who like to abuse their power. It’s an odd choice given that the final third talks about his association with Epstein and offers underage girls for sex work. If you watch a movie like spencerthe documentary Princessand even Netflix The Empresswomen marry into royal families.
Do not mistake yourself, Prince Andrew: banished can satisfy fans of true crime docuseries and those fascinated by these characters. However, this is all an outright repackaging, making it strictly for fans of the genre or the royal lifestyle – or abusers of power.
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