Leg-rubbing and multiplying rabbits. WTF?
She wasn't actually rubbing Anne's leg, just so you know.share
Actually one thing comes to mind. We are shown Abigail putting her foot on a rabbit and smiling as if she really IS the queen.. however Queen Anne calls her to rub her leg, letting Abigail know that she still is nevertheless a servant.
Maybe that's why Sarah asks Abigail what she thinks she's "won"
The rubbing/dominance seemed to be a call back to when she said that when her dad sold her, the rapes were the worst. The queen is essentially telling her she is right back where she started.
The rabbits represented her unborn kids... but I can't figure it out. Someone please explain.
I did blink a few times in disbelief after realising that the movie was over.
Then I thought a bit more about it and it may have meant that the rabbits were the only ones who had any honest feelings for Anne, everybody else was using her / being used by her.
Or maybe it's all about the stepping-on-chain? It's like the food chain, except the ones higher up don't eat the lower creatures (on the contrary... *end of dirty joke*), they just step on them.
But I'd still have prefered a different ending (and a shorter movie).