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KEITH LEMON - THE FILM

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KEITH LEMON - THE FILM

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 85m 14s

Release date 24/08/2012

BBFCInsight Contains one use of 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 This work was 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.

Language

There is a single use of very strong language. It occurs when a woman exclaims that Keith Lemon is a "c**ting genius". There is strong language throughout, including a single use of 'motherf**ker'.

Sex

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 a blurred erection protruding from his trousers. There is no explicit detail in either scene and the effect is ludicrous rather than erotic. In a further 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. However, the breasts are partially obscured by blurring and the emphasis is on the dialogue and incongruity of the scene rather than sexualised 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'.

Other issues include infrequent, undetailed and comic verbal drug references.

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.

Details

Title
KEITH LEMON - THE FILM
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Lions Gate UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
06/08/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
85m 14s
Approved footage
7671+0
BBFC reference
DFF289075
Registration number
CFJ26667

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