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LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN

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LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 130m 45s

Release date 30/03/2018

BBFCInsight mild sex references, references to sexual harassment, mild bad language

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama, Performance

Director(s) Kathy Burke

Cast includes Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop, Jennifer Saunders

Summary LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN is a recording of a live performance, at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, of Oscar Wilde's comedy in which a young woman mistakenly believes her husband is having an affair.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/03/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN is a recording of a live performance, at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, of Oscar Wilde's comedy in which a young woman mistakenly believes her husband is having an affair.

Sex

There are discreet but frequent references to adultery throughout the play. For example, a woman describes her husband as "Running after all sorts of petticoats", and there is discussion of scandal surrounding a married man's private visits to a widow.

Violence

In a musical interlude, a woman sings a comic song that contains references to sexual harassment, including a line about a man grabbing a woman's bustle, and another about a man wrestling a woman to the floor.

There is a brief comic reference to domestic violence.

Language

Infrequent mild bad language includes uses of 'bloody' and 'strumpet'. Very mild terms include 'damn'.

A woman claims she only married her husband because of his '"Incessant threats of suicide". The line is comic and there is no further detail.

Details

Title
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
More 2 Screen Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/04/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
130m 45s
Approved footage
11767+8
BBFC reference
AFF360712
Registration number
CFJ44431

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