Netflix: Forget 365 days and discover the first images of the adaptation of a scandalous novel


Notice to lovers of sensual romances, Netflix has unveiled images of the adaptation of the book “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” worn by Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell

If you like sensual love stories, then you might like one of the upcoming movies available on Netflix. The platform will indeed put online from December 2 an adaptation of the book The Lover of Lady Chatterley.

Written by English DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover was published in Florence, Italy in 1928. The novel tells the passionate and sensual love story between Constance, Lady Chatterley, a young married woman, whose husband has become paralyzed and sexually impotent, and a gamekeeper named Oliver Mellos.

The book caused a scandal due to the explicit sex scenes depicted in it which shocked the society of the time. The vocabulary considered rude also offended the sensibilities of readers of the time who were surprised by the sexual interaction between two lovers from different social classes, the young woman being an aristocrat and the young man coming from the working class.

It took over 30 years for the novel to be published in the UK and the author had to make significant changes to his original manuscript to make his work more accessible to readers.

A sulphurous novel that caused a scandal

Lady Chatterley’s Lover was a literary phenomenon because of the scandals caused and in particular the lawsuit brought against the publishers Penguin Books in the United Kingdom. The novel was a test case for the Obscene Publications Act enacted in 1959 by Roy Jenkins.

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This law allowed publishers of works considered “obscene” to escape conviction if they could demonstrate that the texts had literary value. To defend the work in court, many academic critics testified and the trial ended in an acquittal. The trial set a precedent and paved the way for greater freedom of expression in the country.

The novel has been the subject of several adaptations, including two French ones, one in 1955 by Marc Allégret with Danielle Darrieux and Erno Crisa (first banned in the United States then authorized in 1959) and the other in 2006 by Pascale Ferran, with Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h and Hippolyte Girardot. The feature film also won the César for best film and the César for best adaptation the following year.

This year, another French director, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (Mrs. America, American Crime Story, Nevada), is offering a new adaptation on Netflix. The two lovers are played by Emma Corrin, known for her incarnation of Lady Diana in season 4 of The Crown, and Jack O’Connell (Skins, Invincible).

Lady Chatterley’s Lover hits Netflix on December 2.



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