Movie opening date: September 25, 2020 (In select theaters and on VOD)
Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe
Written by Gaby Chiappe & Rebecca Frayn
Cast: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley with Keeley Hawes, Lesley Manville, and Greg Kinnear
Genre: Comedy, Drama
The charmingly provocative true story of how two very different groups of women made their voices heard in the fight for equality. A spirited comedic drama, Misbehaviour opens in select theaters nationwide and on VOD everywhere September 25, 2020 from Shout! Studios.
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 favorite 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.