Learn more about the the real-life events of the 1970 Miss World Competition, and the Women’s Liberation campaigners that helped inspire the story behind Pathe’s upcoming film, Misbehaviour.
The original protesters – Jo Robinson, Jenny Fortune, Sue Finch, Jane Grant, Sarah Wilson – discuss meeting the actresses that play them, the experience of crashing the Miss World competition, and what the film represents for them.
Check out the featurette below!
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 favourite 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.
Directed by BAFTA winner Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) and stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan.
Misbehaviour is set for UK release 13 March 2020.