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KEITH LEMON - THE FILM <span>(2012)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 82

Release dates 24/08/2012

BBFCInsight Contains very strong language and frequent strong sex references

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Paul Angunawela

Cast includes Leigh Francis, Laura Aikman, Verne Troyer, Kelly Brook, David Hasselhoff, Kevin Bishop

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 14/08/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KEITH LEMON - THE FILM is a British comedy in which a struggling entrepreneur from Leeds becomes an overnight success after he unveils his idea for a new mobile phone on live television. It was rated 15 for cinema release after a number of cuts were made following BBFC advice on an incomplete version of the film. This version of the film reinstates some, but not all, of the material that was cut at the advice stage, as well as adding some additional material that was not cut by the BBFC. It is rated 18 for very strong language and frequent strong sex references.

The film includes strong verbal and visual sex references throughout. Examples include a 'love' scene in which Keith Lemon loses control and spurts copious quantities of white liquid over himself and a scene in which Keith imagines himself having sex with his girlfriend, with sight of an 'erection' protruding from his trousers. In the cinema version, the scene involving the 'erection' was reduced to remove a focus on a variety of sexual positions, including apparent groping of genitals. This version of the film reinstates the original version of that scene. In another scene, we see Keith having a conversation with another man in a strip club, with two lap dancers rubbing their breasts against the men's faces. In the cinema version, the breasts were partially obscured by blurring. In this version of the film, the blurring has been removed, creating a strong emphasis on sexualised breast nudity. There are several verbal references to sexual activity, most of which are oblique and silly. For example, there are references to 'seagulling' women's 'bangers', to 'bashing back doors in', and to the thickness and length of Keith Lemon's 'tallywhacker'.

The cinema version of KEITH LEMON - THE MOVIE contained a single use of very strong language. However, this version of the film contains two comic uses of very strong language, both of which would have been permissible at '15'. Both uses are delivered without aggression and the intention is comic. There is strong language throughout, including a single use of 'motherf*****', and infrequent, undetailed and comic verbal drug references.

No-one younger than 18 may see an 18 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger that 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video or DVD.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This work was originally seen for advice in an unfinished form. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 rating but that their preferred 15 rating could be achieved by making changes to three scenes. These were to reduce sustained close focus on nudity in a lap dancing scene, to reduce the focus on sexual detail during a mimed sequence of sexual activity, and to reduce focus on ejaculate over a pin-up calendar. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal rating, changes had been made to satisfactorily address these issues and the film was consequently rated 15.



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