I've always imagined Louis XV at his height of fame to be much like the English Charles II: handsome beyond question with a great love for the ladies. And vastly popular early in their reigns.
I always think that is deeply unfair when a King is also attractive. They should leave all the good looks and charm to the rest of us!There's something a bit Kevin Spacey like about Louis XV though, I think.
Gosh, he's handsome!
Even though this is Louis XV and not Louis XVI, I can see why Sofia Coppola cast Jason Schwartzman in Marie Antoinette, aside from familial privilege, that is :)Polite Society, my online 1700s novel!--http://societybook.wordpress.com