Anya Taylor-Joy's character in The Queen's Gambit on Netflix is a master of two things: chess and winged eyeliner. If you have enough YouTube tutorials to help you with the latter but the former has you wanting more information, let's get into the chess of it all. Tragically, The Queen's Gambit is not based on a true story or a real female prodigy. We can stan Beth Harmon and her rock-and-roll approach to a (historically) geeky game all we want, but we're stanning a fictional character. Womp, womp.