Misbehaviour. Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Copyright: Left Bank Pictures.

Misbehaviour

2020 British comedy film about a feminist protest. Stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville and others.

Misbehaviour. Image shows from L to R: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Copyright: Left Bank Pictures.

Misbehaviour

Comedy drama based on the true story of feminist protests against the 1970 Miss World competition's London final

Genre
Film
Released
2020
Starring
Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan
Writers
Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe
Director
Philippa Lowthorpe
Producers
Suzanne Mackie and Sarah Jane Wheale

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope.

At the time, the Miss World finale was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women's Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World.

In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

Production Details

UK certificate
12A
Duration
106 minutes
Release date
Friday 13th March 2020
Distributor

Pathe

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