‘Line has been crossed!’ Netflix’s Princess Diana musical sparks fury and labelled ‘gross’

Diana: The Musical trailer released by Netflix

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Netflix has released the first trailer of Diana: The Musical, a Broadway show set to be released on the streaming platform on October 1. But many social media users appeared to be unhappy at seeing the life and legacy of Princess Diana being brought to the stage and voiced their disappointment on Twitter.

One wrote: “Don’t get me wrong, I adore documentaries and films about Princess Diana and have watched plenty, but something about this being a musical feels gross.

“It feels like a line was crossed that I didn’t even know was there.”

Another said: “Jesus just let this woman rest”

A third commented: “Gross. No. Stop. Leave the woman her dignity.”

A fourth said the show was “in very poor taste” while another said it was “weird”.

Yet another wrote: “It looks like a parody. I almost feel bad for her sons who have to watch all the creations around their mother.”

Finally, one appeared ready to cancel their subscription to the US streaming platform.

They said: “WHAT? No, thanks…not gonna see it. Well I’m waiting for tomorrow Lucifer Season 6 to unsubscribe @netflix”

However, other Twitter users appeared to be welcoming the news of the show.

One said: “This trailer looks amazing. I love how the world is highlighting Diana’s story she deserves her recognition.”

Another commented: “I had no idea they were filming this so soon, can’t wait!”

And a third added: “This looks wonderful. I’ll be watching.”

The musical to be released on Netflix was filmed in 2020 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre.

It was meant to debut on stage in March last year, but the launch was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is now scheduled to be performed live from November 2, a month after the Netflix release.

The musical includes British actress Jeanna de Waal touching upon Princess Diana’s legacy-making work, the late princess’ crumbling marriage with Prince Charles, played by Roe Hartrampf, and a difficult relationship with the Queen, played by Judy Kaye.

The Sun claimed last year one of the most controversial scenes to be featured in the musical features the Queen telling the Princess of Wales: “In the old days we would have chopped off your head”.

Another scene shows Princess Diana in bed with James Hewitt, the paper wrote.

The show is being described as the “true musical story” of a princess who “chose to be fearless and as a result became timeless”.

The musical’s official website also described the upcoming show saying: “A princess thrust onto the world stage.

“The tabloid media captivated by her beauty and vulnerability.

“The globe’s most celebrated monarchy disrupted.

“This is the story of the most famous woman of the modern age as she struggles to endure a spotlight brighter than any the world had ever known.

“Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself.

“She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever.”

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