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  • Sarah is, in fact, the heroine of the story, despite the narrative placing her in the villain's position. She is the only person who is honest with Queen Anne and seems to have genuine affection for her as their sexual encounter is the only positive one in the film. Yes, Sarah has political motives but she genuinely believes she is acting in the best interest of the country. So, rather than the queen swapping one cynical user for another, she has lost a good advisor in favor of a bad one.
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  • Sarah is terribly nonchalant when she catches Anne trying to commit suicide...Which implies this is far from the first time she's witnessed such an attempt.
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