A Very British Sex Scandal (2007)
Director: Patrick Reams
Writer: Patrick Reams
Duration: 85 min
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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- Director: Patrick Reams
- Writers:Patrick Reams
- Runtime:85 minutes
- Actors:John WolfendenNicholas Le PrevostMary CohenHarriet EastcottEdward McNallySam HeughanGoronwy ReesBarny ClevelyJohn ‘Johnny’ ReynoldsKarl DaviesPeter WildebloodMartin HutsonStanRoger BarclayLord HailshamEric CarteLord Edward MontaguOrlando WellsChief ConstableWilliam Chubb
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.
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A docu-drama which chronicles the experiences and actions of Peter Wildeblood which eventually led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Great Britain.
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- Also known as: Um Escândalo Sexual Histórico (Brazil),
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