Red, White & Royal Blue

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Director says the Prince ‘absolutely uses condoms’ and fans can’t take it.

Red, White & Royal Blue is the LGBTQ+ romcom that everyone is talking about, thanks in part to its raunchy, no-holds-barred depiction of queer – and safe – sex.

The new film, which has been at the top of Prime Video’s most-watched list since its release on Friday (11 August), tells the story of the relationship between Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the US president, and Prince Henry, a member of the British royal family. 

It’s based on Casey McQuiston’s best-selling novel, which was published in 2019. In the few years since, it has acquired such a large fandom that the film easily became one of this year’s most-anticipated releases.

Fans have spent days picking their favourite scenes, be it Alex (The Kissing Booth 2’s Taylor Zakhar Perez) and Henry (Cinderella star Nicholas Galitzine) on their first date in Paris, Alex coming out as bisexual to his mother, or his rendition one of the book’s most famous lines: “History, huh? Bet we could make somе.”

Unanimously, though, the fandom has agreed on one thing: the nearly-nude sex scenes are a highlight.

As the film’s director Matthew López exclusively told PinkNews recently, he wanted to ensure that the chemistry between Alex and Henry was evidently sexual, not just romantic.

“I don’t think you can tell the story of Alex and Henry without talking about their very enjoyable sex life,” he said of the horny duo.

“We need to actually believe that Alex and Henry have really great sex. That, as a queer man, was really important to me to convey.”

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