A satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. The series is fictionalized and portrays Catherine in her youth and marriage to Emperor Peter III (amalgamated with Peter II) focusing on the plot to kill her depraved and dangerous husband.
Queer Plotline Timeline
While there’s a lot of queer undercurrent, and background, going on, not a whole lot comes to the surface.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 1, Episode 9 “Love Hurts” – Aunt Elizabeth is trying to hook up with a dancer, but is interrupted by plotting. Later, the Archbishop tells her that it’s not immoral to kiss a woman.