BBC’s latest adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover left critics divided after a screening earlier this month, with some claiming it leaves little to the imagination and others saying there is nothing terribly explicit in the 90-minute film. Sex scenes in Lady Chatterley’s Lover shouldn’t shock anyone, and BBC usually keeps things tasteful. The heavy-handed sex scenes in William Ivory’s adaptation of The Rainbow and Women in Love for BBC4 in 2011 were far less problematic than the complete departures made from several significant and symbolic scenes from the books. And talk of the portrayal of the novel and its leading lady Lady Chatterley herself has been positive.
Written and directed by BAFTA award-winning Jed Mecurio (Bodies, Line of Duty), Lady Chatterley’s Lover stars Holliday Grainger (The Borgias, Tulip Fever) as Lady Chatterley, her Cinderella co-star Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Klondike) as gamekeeper Oliver Mellors and James Norton (Granchester, Happy Valley) as Sir Clifford Chatterley.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover will premiere next month. Watch the trailer below.