Misbehaviour
24 Dec 2020
Genre:
Comedy, Drama
Duration:
0 hours 30 minutes
Age restriction:
TBC
Director:
Philippa Lowthorpe
Actors:
Jessie Buckley,
Phyllis Logan,
Gugu Mbatha-Raw,
Lesley Manville,
Keeley Hawes,
Greg Kinnear,
Keira Knightley,
Rhys Ifans,
Misbehaviour

0 hours 30 minutes | Rated TBC

 

Miss World 1970: The launch of a revolution

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

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