"The Duchess" has been beautifully crafted by the team workers as I grade it as AWESOME!!!
I nearly cried towards the end of the story.
For most of the classic historical movies of England's aristocrat, breeding the male heir had always been the issue. (Similar to "The Other Boleyn Girl").
The story started with a beautiful playful young Georgiana being proposed by William, the Duke of Devonshire. She accepted the hand of marriage as she was so much blinded by the status, glamour and love that she had towards William whom she hardly knew. Without ever in her mind that time, thought of actually reaching an ultimate lonely life.
Being a Duchess means that you are to mother a male heir to the Duke. Your failure of doing so is the ticket of turning your life into a hell. As for Georgiana who failed to breed a male heir to William, she had never been treated as a lover but more to just an object of producing children. Despite being living with respect from people around her and being the idol to most of the women in that century, Georgiana was actually leading a painful lonely minutes as she was still searching for her true love.
But what does it mean when the one that you love only happen to appear when you're married?
Georgiana who at the earliest stage of marriage promised of breeding a male heir and loyalty to her husband, never in her decent mind had the slightest thought of having an affair with the one who she fell in love with. Not until she found out her husband was having an affair with her own bestfriend, Lady Bess whom she herself brought into the house. That was when she made a deal with her husband where she'll give all her blessing to the affair and at the same time she will also have the same chance of being on bed with her loved one, Earl Grey.
Duke William who had never in his life had someone making a deal on him, was totally on fire and he raped her own wife which had finally bred a boy. As I said earlier, giving a daughter means hell and giving a son means heaven. So did Georgiana's life that turned into a heaven as right after she delivered Young William, she was allowed to build a union with Grey. But it wasn't forever as divorce had never existed between Duke and Duchess. Her life once again turned into a hell and she had to withdrawn from her love by being separated with Grey and the daughter of theirs. It was the most intense part to me as I had nearly shed my tears feeling how awful it must be to be separated with our own child. huuuuuu. =(
Go and watch it if you haven't as it worth you million of lessons. =)