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A Very British Sex Scandal (2007)


Director: Patrick Reams
Writer: Patrick Reams
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK
Language: English
Duration: 85 min
Year: 2007


Stars: Nicholas Le Prevost, Harriet Eastcott, Sam Heughan





U ovom dokumentarnom filmu možemo vidjeti Britaniju 50-tih godina kada je došlo do dekriminalizacije seksualnog čina između dva muškarca.
Do tada su revnosni britanski sudovi osuđivali homoseksualnost zatvorskim kaznama, a gay populacija je smatrana samim moralnim dnom društva. Policija je sprovodila racije, ispitivala počinioce tog “gnusnog” dijela i pravila liste za hapšenja

“A Very British Sex Scandal” je dokumantarni film o suđenju Peteru Wildebloodu i Lordu Edward Montagau, uhvaćenih u zamku policiske istrage čiji je cilj privođenje i osuda zbog homoseksualnosti. Ovaj skandal je poljuljao moderno britansko pravosuđe čime je odpočeo proces dekriminalizacije homoseksualnosti.
Ova dokumentarna drama je prikazana na britanskom BBC-ju, kao mješavina filmske priče i intrvjua sada već ostarijelih aktera.


In January 1954, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, a 28-year-old aristocratic socialite, and his friend Peter Wildeblood, the newly-appointed diplomatic correspondent of The Daily Mail, were arrested after a concerted effort by the police to ensnare them for homosexual offences. The subsequent case scandalised high society, electrified the nation and was to change the course of British history.

Mixing drama with documentary testimony, this moving film re-lives the extraordinary events of the trial and paints a vivid picture of what it was like to be gay in 50s Britain. With contributions from 50s figures including Lord Montagu and veteran gay rights campaigners Allan Horsfall and Michael Brown, the film also dramatises the meetings of the Wolfenden Committee whose landmark recommendations led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain – forty years ago.


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A Very British Sex Scandal (2007)

  • Country:

  • Runtime:85 minutes

  • Actors:

    John Wolfenden
    Nicholas Le Prevost
    Mary Cohen
    Harriet Eastcott
    Edward McNally
    Sam Heughan
    Goronwy Rees
    Barny Clevely
    John ‘Johnny’ Reynolds
    Karl Davies
    Peter Wildeblood
    Martin Hutson
    Roger Barclay
    Lord Hailsham
    Eric Carte
    Lord Edward Montagu
    Orlando Wells
    Chief Constable
    William Chubb

  • Plots:

    A Very British Sex Scandal tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a royal correspondent for the Daily Mail newspaper. He is a closet homosexual and like many gay men at that time, lives in secret as homosexuality is against the law. One evening he meets Eddie McNally, who is on leave from the air force and the pair embark on an affair together. However, it is their weekend at the estate of Lord Edward Montagu which eventually leads to a scandal which rocked modern Britain and led to a reconsideration of, and the eventual decriminilisation of homosexuality.

    Written by
    David Rush

    A docu-drama which chronicles the experiences and actions of Peter Wildeblood which eventually led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Great Britain.

    Written by
    David Rush

  • Also known as: Um Escândalo Sexual Histórico (Brazil),

  • Rating: (242 votes)



1 comment

  • I’m starting this comment by telling all of you readers out there that I’ve seen this documentary film before. It both saddened and cheered me. Saddened because of the trials these young men went through for perceptions they had no opportunity to choose, and gladdened because in spite of what they knew would be their punishment if they were caught, they pursued their happiness, which hurt no one else, to let the devil take the hindmost (no pun intended). It’s very hard to watch this again, knowing what the young men went through as they were being arrested and tried.

    The ultimate outcome that had Britain decriminalizing all sexual acts between consenting adults was in line with the winds that were sweeping the free world. Sadly, for our brothers in unfree lands, persecution still exists, and is exercised with a dose of cruelty the likes of which will certainly eventually be remedied… RobtheElder


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