First Look at Rebecca Frayn's 'Misbehaviour'
Misbehaviour, a story by Rebecca Frayn, is set to hit screens across the UK this spring. The film is directed by Philippa Lowthorpe (The Other Boleyn Girl), and is produced by BAFTA nominee Suzanne Mackie (The Crown, Calendar Girls) and by Sarah-Jane Wheale. Starring are Kiera Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans, and Phyllis Logan. The film is a Pathé, BBC Films, Ingenious Media, BFI (using funds from the National Lottery) presentation of a Left Bank Pictures Production.
Frayn's Misbehaviour is a dramedy based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest and its disruption by the newly founded Women’s Liberation Movement. There was further uproar when the winner turned out to be Miss Grenada, the first black woman ever 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.
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