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New film that's 'raunchier than Bridgerton' is dropping on Netflix today

Gregory Robinson

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New film that's 'raunchier than Bridgerton' is dropping on Netflix today

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Netflix has released a steamy new period drama which is said to be raunchier than Bridgerton - and considering we're still not over Daphne and Simon's honeymoon romp, that's saying a lot.

Feast your eyes on the trailer below:

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover stars Emma Corrin who previously played Princess Diana in Netflix’s award-winning drama The Crown. Millennials may recognise Jack O’Connell as Cook from Skins and he currently stars as Paddy Mayne in the BBC’s latest hit, SAS: Rogue Heroes.

Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre from a screenplay written by David Magee (Life of Pi), the film follows Lady Chatterley (Corrin) who falls in lust with Oliver Mellors (O'Connell), the hunky gamekeeper on their estate, which unfurls her own internal biases because of the fact they are part of different classes.

Lady Chatterley is also married to Sir Clifford Chatterley (played by Matthew Duckett) who is injured after fighting in World War I.

Just like Bridgerton, this film's source material is a novel, however this book - written by D.H. Lawrence - was very controversial.

Emma Corrin and Jack O'Connell star in the film. Credit: Netlfix
Emma Corrin and Jack O'Connell star in the film. Credit: Netlfix

The book’s explicit descriptions of sex and the frequent use of the f-word and an appearance of the c-word had everyone clothing their pearls when it was published in 1959 in the US and 1960 in the UK.

Despite being written all the way back in 1928, the uncensored version of the erotic romance novel wasn’t published openly in the UK until it was the subject of a watershed obscenity trial against the publisher Penguin books.

Prior to its publication in the US, the book was also banned for obscenity in 1929.

The film is filled with sex scenes. Credit: Netflix
The film is filled with sex scenes. Credit: Netflix

There are obviously big shoes to fill and it seems Netflix hasn’t held back on turning up the heat for the film adaptation of one of the most controversial novels based on the trailer.

So this is probably one to avoid watching with the parents in the room.

The film has had a positive reception from critics, with a splendid 86 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The website's consensus reads: "Arguably the best screen version of this oft-adapted tale, Lady Chatterley's Lover sets itself apart with solid acting and a refreshingly frank treatment of the story's mature themes."

Lady Chatterley's Lover is available to watch right now on Netflix.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix

Gregory Robinson
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